Ashtabula County’s Board of Elections has certified four money issues — three involving school districts — for a special Aug. 7 election.
Board members approved the issues at Friday’s meeting, said Carol Lovas, director. Members found no problems with issues submitted by the Ashtabula, Jefferson and Geneva school districts and the village of Geneva-on-the-Lake, she said.
Here’s a look at the line-up:
- Ashtabula Area City Schools is seeking an additional 6.4 mills for five years that would raise $2.75 million
- Geneva Area City Schools is requesting an addition 4.9 mills for 10 years ($1.6 million)
- Jefferson Area Local Schools is seeking an additional 11.9 mills for 10 years ($2.8 million)
- Geneva-on-the-Lake wants to boost its municipal income tax from 1 percent to 1.5 percent
All issues are meant to help provide money for operating expenses.
In all, 81 of Ashtabula County’s 127 precincts will be impacted by the special election, Lovas has said.
The subdivisions will bear the entire cost of their elections, from poll workers to transportation and setup of tabulating machines, Lovas said. GOTL and Geneva schools will share the cost because village residents will also vote on the school issue, she said.