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May 2 Election: Candidates and issues on your ballot in the Miami Valley

Special Election May 2 (Photo: MGN Online)

Are you unsure of what you'll see on the ballot when you head to vote May 2? FOX 45 has you covered with the candidates and issues in some counties across the Miami Valley. For more information about a ballot in a certain county, just click on the link to find your specific district's ballot.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY:

||CANDIDATES:

Huber Heights Mayor:

Jeffrey Gore - long term substitute teacher at Wayne High School (http://www.goreformayor.com/)

Albert Griggs, Jr. – retired air force veteran (http://albertgriggs.com/)

David H. Wilson – former city council member (https://www.facebook.com/DavidHWilson4HHMayor/)

Huber Heights Council at Large:

Nancy Byrge – Council member since March 2016 (http://www.hhoh.org/council/city-council-profiles/nancy-byrge-ward-5-councilmember.html)

Rick Stan – resident of Huber Heights since 1965 (https://www.facebook.com/rickstanatlarge/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE)

Chase D. Warden – no information or website found for candidate

||ISSUES:

City of Brookville

Street, Road & Bridges - Additional 2.5 mills for Streets, Roads & Bridges

Police - Additional 5 mills for Police

Initiative Petition - Ordinance Proposed by Petition Repealing Ordinance No. 2016?08

City of Huber Heights

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 13.08 Removal of Official as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 5.11 Publications as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 5.12 Mayor's Veto as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment – Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 6.01 Appointments; Qualifications; Compensation as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 7.07 Department of Public Safety as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 8.05 Schools as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 9.07 Removal of Board or Commission Member as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTIONS 12.01 General Authority, 12.03 Petitions, 12.04 Referendum Petitions; Suspension of Effect of Ordinance, 12.05 Action on Petitions & 12.06 Results of Election as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Local Option - Local Option for The Shoppes at the Heights Community Entertainment District

City of West Carrollton

Municipal Income Tax - .25% Income Tax continuation, providing funds for general operating expenses.

Village of New Lebanon

Police - Additional 3.5 Mill for Police Services

Village of Phillipsburg

Municipal Income Tax - 0.5% Income Tax Increase, providing funds for general operations & services.

Jefferson Township

General Operating Expenses - Additional 3.75 Mills for General Operating Expenses.

Washington Township

Streets, Roads & Bridges - Renewal 1.85 Mills for Streets, Roads & Bridges

Beavercreek School District

Substitution of an Emergency Levy - Substitution of a 6 mills, $10,400,000, Emergency Levy.

Northmont City School District

Current Operating Expenses - Renewal of a 5.9 mill Levy for Current Operating Expenses

Oakwood City School District

Permanent Improvements - Renewal of 1.8 mills for Permanent Improvements.

Valley View Local School District

School Construction Bond Issue - Proposed Bond Issue in principal amount of $27,455,000 over 38 years (5.39 mills)

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Carlisle Local School District

School Construction Bond Issue - Proposed Bond Issue in principal amount of $20,245,905 over 37 years (6.2 mills)

Preble Shawnee Local School District

Income Tax and Bond Issue - Proposed .75% Income Tax for 23 years & Bond Issue in principal amount of $9,000,000 over 37 years (2.5 mills)

Miami Valley Career Technology Vocational District

Bond Issues and Tax Levy - Proposed Bond Issues & Tax Levy? Principal amount $95,490,959 over 30 years (.8 mill), Principal amount $34,357,734 over 30 years (.29 mill) & Additional Property Tax (0.34 mills) for a 10-year period of time.

Wright Memorial Public Library

Current Expenses - Renewal of 1.5 mills for Current Expenses.


GREENE COUNTY:

||CANDIDATES:

No candidates on the ballot

||ISSUES:

City of Bellbrook

Proposed Tax Levy - A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the City of Bellbrook for the purpose of providing current operating expenses of the general fund at a rate not exceeding 1.3 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.13 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018?

Miami Township

Proposed Bond Issue - Shall bonds be issued by the Miami Township Board of Trustees for the purpose of CONSTRUCTING A NEW FIRE/RESCUE SERVICE FACILITY FOR MIAMI TOWNSHIP in the principal amount of $5,750,000.00 to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 30 years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the 10-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 2.40 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.24 for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds?

Beavercreek City School District

Proposed Tax Levy - Shall a tax levy substituting for an existing levy be imposed by the Beavercreek City School District for the purpose of providing for the necessary requirements of the school district in the initial sum of $10,400,000, and a levy of taxes be made outside of the ten-mill limitation estimated by the county auditor to require 6 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.60 for each one hundred dollars of valuation for the initial year of the tax, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019, with the sum of such tax to increase only if and as new land or real property improvements not previously taxed by the school district are added to its tax list?

Xenia Community City School District

Proposed Tax Levy - Shall bonds be issued by the Xenia Community City School District for the purpose of PAYING FOR THE LOCAL SHARE OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION UNDER THE STATE OF OHIO CLASSROOM FACILITIES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND LOCALLY FUNDED INITIATIVES in the principal amount of $52,138,694, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 4.20 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.42 for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018, to pay the annual debt charge on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds?

Wilmington City School District

Proposed Income Tax - Shall an annual income tax of one (1) percent on the school district income of individuals and of estates be imposed by the Wilmington City School District to renew an income tax expiring at the end of 2017, for five (5) years, beginning January 1, 2018, for the purpose of providing for current expenses and general on-going permanent improvements?

Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District

Proposed Tax Levy - Shall a levy renewing an existing levy be imposed by the Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District for the purpose of AVOIDING AN OPERATING DEFICIT in the sum of $915,000 and a levy of taxes to be made outside of the ten-mill limitation estimated by the county auditor to average 7.0 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.70 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 8 years, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018.


PREBLE COUNTY:

||CANDIDATES:

No candidates on the ballot

||ISSUES:

Miami Valley Career Technology Vocational School District

Bond Issues and Tax Levy - Proposed Bond Issues & Tax Levy? Principal amount $95,490,959 over 30 years (.8 mill), Principal amount $34,357,734 over 30 years (.29 mill) & Additional Property Tax (0.34 mills) for a 10-year period of time.

Preble Shawnee Local School District

Shall the Preble Shawnee Local School District, Counties of Preble, Montgomery and Butler, Ohio, be authorized to do both of the following:

1. Impose an annual income tax of 0.75% on the school district income of individuals and of estates, for 23 years, beginning January 1, 2018, for the purpose of permanent improvements?

2. Issue bonds for the purpose of paying part of the cost of constructing a new junior/senior high school and a new Camden Elementary, together with furnishings, equipment and site improvements, and all necessary appurtenances thereto in the principal amount of $9,000,000 to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years, and levy a property tax outside the ten-mill limitation estimated by the county auditor to average over the bond repayment period 2.5 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.25 for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds?


CLARK COUNTY:

||CANDIDATES:

No candidates on the ballot

||ISSUES:

City of Springfield

Proposed Municipal Income Tax - Shall the Ordinance providing for a 0.4 percent levy increase on income for the purpose of public safety and other operating expenses, street and other capital improvements for 5 1/2 years, effective July 1, 2017 be passed?

Village of Enon

Proposed Tax Levy - An additional tax levy for the benefit of the Village of Enon for the purpose of providing and maintaining the operation of a police department at a rate not exceeding 5 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.50 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018.

Clark - Shawnee Local School District

Proposed Bond Issue - Shall bonds be issued by the Clark-Shawnee Local School District, Clark County, for the purpose of constructing and renovating school facilities and locally funded initiatives under the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program of the Ohio School Facilities Commission; furnishing and equipping the same; improving the sites thereof; and acquiring land and interests in land in the principal amount of $37,273,542, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 5.3 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.53 for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds?

Greenon Local School District

Proposed Bond Issue - Shall bonds be issued by the Board of Education of the Greenon Local School District, Clark County, for the purpose of paying the local share of school construction under the State of Ohio Classroom Facilities Assistance Program and the cost of other improvements to school facilities, together with, as applicable, new construction, improvements, renovations and additions to school facilities, site development, as well as equipment, furnishings, site improvements, and all necessary appurtenances therefor in the principal amount of $36,000,000, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 6.98 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.698 for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds?

Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District

Proposed Tax Levy - Shall a levy renewing an existing levy be imposed by the Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District for the purpose of AVOIDING AN OPERATING DEFICIT in the sum of $915,000 and a levy of taxes to be made outside of the ten-mill limitation estimated by the county auditor to average 7.0 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.70 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 8 years, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018.


MIAMI COUNTY:

||CANDIDATES:

City of Troy President of Council

Martha A. Baker – Incumbent (http://www.troyohio.gov/Directory.aspx?EID=33)

City of Troy Treasurer

Melvin R. Shane - Incumbent

City of Troy Member of Council at Large

William Lutz – History of public and non-profit service (http://www.williamlutz.org/)

Todd D. Severt – Local lawyer (http://www.lopezsevertpratt.com/attorneys/#todd)

Thomas Andrew Brinkman – 20+ year resident of Troy (https://www.facebook.com/Brinkman-for-Troy-City-Council-825691250902307/)

Robin Irene Oda – Incumbent (http://www.troyohio.gov/Directory.aspx?EID=40)

Lynne B. Snee – Incumbent (http://www.troyohio.gov/Directory.aspx?EID=39)

City of Troy Member of Council – 1st Ward

Thomas M. Kendall – Incumbent (http://www.troyohio.gov/Directory.aspx?EID=34)

Huber Heights Mayor:

Jeffrey Gore - long term substitute teacher at Wayne High School (http://www.goreformayor.com/)

Albert Griggs, Jr. – retired air force veteran (http://albertgriggs.com/)

David H. Wilson – former city council member (https://www.facebook.com/DavidHWilson4HHMayor/)

Huber Heights Council at Large:

Nancy Byrge – Council member since March 2016 (http://www.hhoh.org/council/city-council-profiles/nancy-byrge-ward-5-councilmember.html)

Rick Stan – resident of Huber Heights since 1965 (https://www.facebook.com/rickstanatlarge/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE)

Chase D. Warden – no information or website found for candidate

||ISSUES:

City of Troy

Proposed Municipal Income Tax - Shall the Ordinance providing for a one-quarter of one percent (0.25%) levy on income for the purpose of parks and recreation, for a period of ten (10) years, beginning on January 1, 2018, be passed?

City of Huber Heights

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 13.08 Removal of Official as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 5.11 Publications as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 5.12 Mayor's Veto as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment – Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 6.01 Appointments; Qualifications; Compensation as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 7.07 Department of Public Safety as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 8.05 Schools as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTION 9.07 Removal of Board or Commission Member as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Charter Amendment - Charter Amendment to Amend SECTIONS 12.01 General Authority, 12.03 Petitions, 12.04 Referendum Petitions; Suspension of Effect of Ordinance, 12.05 Action on Petitions & 12.06 Results of Election as proposed by the Charter Review Commission.

Local Option - Local Option for The Shoppes at the Heights Community Entertainment District

Bethel Local School District

Proposed Tax Levy - A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Bethel Local School District for the purpose of providing necessary funds for constructing, reconstructing, remodeling and adding to school buildings, including furniture, equipment, buses and site development at a rate not exceeding 2.0 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to twenty cents $0.20 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five (5) years, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018.

Proposed Tax Levy - A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Bethel Local School District for the purpose of current operating expenses at a rate not exceeding 7.0 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to seventy cents $0.70 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five (5) years, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018.

Miami Valley Career Technology Vocational School District

Bond Issues and Tax Levy - Proposed Bond Issues & Tax Levy? Principal amount $95,490,959 over 30 years (.8 mill), Principal amount $34,357,734 over 30 years (.29 mill) & Additional Property Tax (0.34 mills) for a 10-year period of time.

Tipp City Exempted Village School District

Proposed Tax Levy - Shall a levy renewing two existing levies be imposed by the Tipp City Exempted Village School District for the purpose of providing for the emergency requirements of the school district, in the sum of $5,607,516 and a levy of taxes to be made outside of the ten-mill limitation estimated by the county auditor to average thirteen and nineteenths (13.90) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to one dollar and thirty-nine cents ($1.39) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of seven years, commencing in 2017.


DARKE COUNTY:

||CANDIDATES:

City of Greenville Mayor

Stephen M. Willman – Incumbent (http://www.cityofgreenville.org/directory.aspx?EID=70)

City of Greenville Treasurer

Cindy L. Austen – no information or website found for candidate

City of Greenville Member of Council at Large

Doug Schmidt – Incumbent (http://oh-greenville.civicplus.com/Directory.aspx?EID=80)

Tracy T. Tryon – Incumbent (http://oh-greenville.civicplus.com/Directory.aspx?EID=81)

Jeffrey D. Whitaker - no information or website found for candidate

Douglas I. Wright - no information or website found for candidate

||ISSUES:

Miami Valley Career Technology Vocational School District

Bond Issues and Tax Levy - Proposed Bond Issues & Tax Levy? Principal amount $95,490,959 over 30 years (.8 mill), Principal amount $34,357,734 over 30 years (.29 mill) & Additional Property Tax (0.34 mills) for a 10-year period of time.

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