Bellevue, Berlin-Milan, Firelands & Margaretta School District Levy Measures, 4 (May 2010)

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Four School District Levy Measures were on the May 4, 2010 ballot in these four school district areas which are in Erie County.

The Bellevue measure sought to renew 20 cent levy, per $100 of assessed value, for a further five years in order to help pay for permanent improvements in the district.[1] Namely, the money generated from this tax will go towards buying new textbooks for the schools. School officials were also stressing that this was not a new tax so no increase would be made to residents, approximately $61.25 will be paid on average per year to the schools.[2]

  • YES 70 (52.24%)Approveda
  • NO 64 (47.76%)

The Berlin-Milan measure sought to add an additional 69 cent levy, per $100 of assessed value, for a further five years in order to help pay for emergency requirements of the district.[1] School officials were pushing this tax, even though it would have raised property taxes, it would have also enabled the school to maintain current programs and services offered. Also noting that cuts have already been made and more would not be beneficial.[2]

  • YES 753 (37.5%)
  • NO 1,255 (62.5%)Defeatedd

The Firelands measure sought to renew a 27 cent, per $100 of assessed value, for a further ten years in order to help pay for emergency requirements of the school district.

  • YES 301 (64.59%)Approveda
  • NO 165 (35.41%)

The Margaretta measure sought to add an additional 58 cents, per $100 of assessed value, for a further five years in order to help pay for emergency requirements of the district.[1] This would have added around $179.46 to the average homeowners property tax bill annually and would help the schools avoid having to borrow more money.[2]

  • YES 984 (47.7%)
  • NO 1,079 (52.3%)Defeatedd[3]

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