Election 2020: Tax issues on Clark County ballots in November

Voters throughout Clark County will face various renewal issues on the on the the Nov. 3 ballot. Bill Lackey/Staff

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Voters throughout Clark County will face various renewal issues on the on the the Nov. 3 ballot. Bill Lackey/Staff

Several townships within Clark County are asking voters to approve renewal tax levies on the Nov. 3 ballot for operating and maintaining their local fire and EMS departments.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, election officials expect that this November’s election will draw a record number of voters to the polls.

“We expect that 2020 is going to be the highest turnout election in our state’s history, bar none,” said Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, the state’s top elections official.

Amber Lopez, the deputy director of the Clark County Board of Elections, said her office is seeing a higher volume of absentee ballot requests when compared to the same period in past elections, including the presidential election in 2016.

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Absentee voting by mail and early in-person voting are both scheduled to begin on Oct. 6. That date is also when absentee ballots are expected to start being mailed to voters.

Below are the tax levies and issues that will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot, according to the Clark County Board of Elections and the Clark County Auditor’s Office.

The annual costs and increases for a $100K home if the levies are approved and the annual amounts the levies would raise was provided by the auditor’s office.

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“The amounts are estimates only,” David Crew, the director of accounting and auditing at the Clark County Auditor’s Office said. “Actual amounts could vary based upon changes in valuations and tax rates.”

Clark County Communities
Taxing AuthorityPurposeTermMilageTypeAnnual cost, $100K home, if approvedAnnual INCREASE, $100K home, if approvedAnnual amount levy would raise
German Township (excluding the Village of Tremont City)Roads5 years0.9Renewal$19.00 No Change$100,852.00
German Township (excluding the Village of Tremont City)Fire/EMS5 years3Renewal$63.00 No Change$336,172.00
German Township (excluding the Village of Tremont City)General Operating/Fire/EMS5 years1.5Renewal$47.00 No Change$228,343.00
Green Township (including any incorporate or unincorporated village)EMS5 years1Renewal$10.00 No Change$28,683.00
Green Township Fire District #2Fire5 years1Renewal$24.00 No Change$19,669.00
Moorefield TownshipFire/EMS5 years1.25Renewal$30.00 No Change$285,364.00
Pike Township (including the Village of North Hampton)Fire/EMS5 years2.75Renewal$93.00 No Change$239,525.00
Pleasant Township (including the Village of Catawba)Fire/EMS5 years2.1Renewal$53.00 No Change$112,384.00
Springfield TownshipFire/EMS5 years1Renewal$26.00 No Change$245,694.00
The Clark County Board of CommissionersChildren's services10 years3Renewal$93.00 No Change$7,068,955.00
Village of EnonPolice5 years2.5Renewal$74.00 No Change$113,541.00
Village of North HamptonGeneral Operating5 years4.5Renewal$54.00 No Change$15,868.00
Clark County Schools
School DistrictPurposeTermMilageTypeAnnual cost, $100K home, if approvedAnnual INCREASE, $100K home, if approvedAnnual amount levy would raise
Northwestern Local School DistrictPermanent improvements5 years1Renewal$29.00 No Change$212,636.00
Northwestern Local School DistrictGeneral operating5 years6.86Substitute$240.00 Increase expected in years 2 to 5 based on new construction$1,715,690.00

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