Archbold, OH

Archbold School Levy Passes

Voters Approve All Levies In Fulton County



Voters in the Archbold Area School District approved a $1.1-million, fiveyear emergency property tax levy renewal, 630 to 370, in the Tuesday, May 3 Special Election.

Seven of the eight precincts that vote on Archbold school issues passed the measure.

Freedom Township, in Henry County, voted the levy down 2-0.

The totals are unofficial. They include absentee ballots, but do not include provisional ballots.

Provisional ballots will be counted when the boards of elections of the two counties conduct an official count within the next two weeks.

David Deskins, superintendent of the Archbold Area School District, said Tuesday night, “It appears our community has come through again and shown their support for their schools.

“With the state planning reductions (in money distributed to the district) that could total $1 million over two years, this vote was critical.

“We are very, very fortunate. That community support, plus many other factors, allows Archbold schools to continue to be an outstanding district.”

In percentage terms, the unofficial total vote was 63% in favor of the levy, to 37% opposed.

Tuesday’s vote was the second time Archbold voters approved the $1.1-million property tax levy. It was first passed in 2006.

Fire, EMS

The Archbold Fire Depart- ment can place its order for a new fire truck, as voters in German Township passed a six-tenths (.6) of a mill, fiveyear levy, 489 to 290.

Every precinct, except those German Township voters who cast ballots at the Pettisville precinct, passed the measure.

In the Pettisville precinct, seven votes were cast for the levy; nine no votes were tallied.

Voters across Fulton County approved the renewal of a two-mill, five-year property tax levy to fund part of the county Emergency Medical Service. The money specifi- cally goes to pay for countywide advanced life support (paramedic) service.

Voters in the Village of Archbold approved the renewal of a 3.3-mill, five-year property tax levy that provides operating funds for the village.

Since the levy has been on the books since 1976, it has been reduced. Today’s effective millage for agricultural and residential property is less than one mill.

Wauseon Schools

Voters in the Wauseon School District approved two emergency property tax levies. They approved an $835,000 levy renewal 1,755-873. The levy will expire after five years.

A vote on an additional eight-year emergency levy for $841,089 was closer, 1,467-1,152.

Other levies approved:

Gorham Township, halfmill levy for cemetery maintenance, 61-21.

Village of Lyons, threemill, five-year renewal levy for current expenses, 21-5.

York Township, one-mill, five-year road levy renewal, 195-66.

Village of Delta, one-mill, five-year recreation levy renewal, 147-82.

Clinton Township, threetenths (.3) of a mill, five-year levy renewal for current operating expenses, 1,434-721.

Ridgeville Township, Henry County, two-mill, five-year levy renewal for resurfacing and repairing streets, roads, and bridges, 140-40.

Of the 30,672 registered voters in Fulton County, 4,588 went to the polls, for a voter turnout of 14.96%.

In Henry County, 4,128 of the 20,553 registered voters cast ballots, for a voter turnout of 20.08%.


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