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10/18/2012
Election 2012: Ohio towns to vote on road levies
By Keith Goble, Land Line state legislative editor

Questions about funding local roads and bridges will be included on various Ohio ballots next month.

More than a half-dozen communities in Geauga County, located east of Cleveland, will decide whether to renew mill levies used to build and maintain roadways.

The mill rate is the rate at which property taxes are determined. Every person who owns real estate is required to pay property taxes.

Multiple Geauga County townships can cast ballots on the road tax. They include:

  • Chardon Township: Whether to renew a 2-mill road tax for five years, which amounts to 20 cents per $100 taxable valuation.
  • Huntsburg Township: Whether to renew a 3-mill road tax for five years.
  • Munson Township: Whether to renew a 0.75-mill road tax for five years.
  • Newbury Township: Whether to renew a 1.9-mill road tax for five years.
  • Parkman Township: Whether to renew a 1.5-mill road tax for five years.
  • Russell Township: Whether to renew a 1.8-mill road tax for five years.
  • Thompson Township: Whether to renew a 1-mill road tax for five years.


Voters in one eastern Ohio township will also decide on a levy renewal. Ballots in Center Township, located east of Interstate 77 in Guernsey County, will include a question on whether to renew a 1-mill road tax to benefit resurfacing and repairing roads for the next five years.

Three more townships in Greene County will decide on taxes to help fund road maintenance.

Voters in Ross Township, located north of Cincinnati, will decide whether to impose an additional 1.5-mill road tax for five years.

In Sugarcreek Township, two questions on the local ballot would benefit roads and bridges. The first question would continue a 0.8-mill tax for five years. The second question would add a 0.6-mill tax for five years.

The deadline to register to vote in Ohio was Oct. 6. Any registered voter interested in voting absentee by mail still has time to request a ballot and return it to the local county board of elections.

For more 2012 election coverage from Land Line, click here.

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