Central Ohio ballots to include road funding questions

| 11/2/2011

Election Day is less than one week away and voters in various central Ohio communities will be making decisions on funding for street, road and bridge maintenance.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters in Monroe Township will decide whether to add to the current street levy by a rate of 4 mills, which amounts to 4 cents per $1,000 of valuation. The higher rate would be applied for five years to pay for street, road and bridge maintenance costs.

Similar votes will take place in the Knox County townships of Pike and Pleasant, as well as Licking County’s Franklin Township. The Knox County communities will decide whether to continue with 2-mill rates for five more years. The money is used for road, bridge and street maintenance.

Also in Licking County, the Hartford, McKean and Washington townships will include ballot questions on road and bridge maintenance. Voters will be asked whether to authorize road levies ranging from 2 to 3 mills, respectively.

Additional questions about funding road work are also on ballots in the Fairfield County communities of Lancaster and Madison Township.

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