Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Schools, cities face votes today

The Enquirer

It's Election Day for eight Greater Cincinnati school districts with issues on the special election ballot.

Voters also will decide municipal funding issues in three Hamilton and Butler county communities.

Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

In Hamilton County, Mount Healthy Schools are seeking approval of a five-year, 1.54-mill emergency levy renewal. Sycamore Schools voters will decide a 7.9-mill continuing operating levy. And in Winton Woods, an 8.95-mill combination levy goes to the voters.

In Butler County, voters will decide 6.9-mill continuing levies in both Edgewood and Fairfield.

In Clermont County, Clermont Northeastern Schools are looking for approval of a 4.9-mill permanent improvement levy, while Williamsburg School voters face a 6.4-mill, five-year levy.

In Warren County, Franklin schools have three issues at stake: a 9.79-mill continuing operating levy, a 4.73-mill bond issue for school expansions and renovations, and a 0.19-mill bond issue to renovate the stadium.

Municipal issues:

• Monroe: Increasing the city income tax to 1.5 percent from the current 1 percent.

• Norwood: A five-year, 14-mill additional levy for city operations.

• Mount Healthy: A five-year, 5-mill levy for fire and emergency services.

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