Special election is Aug. 2


DARKE COUNTY — Some Darke County residents will be going to the polls Tuesday, August 2, to vote on local school issues.

Residents of Allen Township, Brown Township, Jackson Township, Mississinawa Township, Washington Township, and from the villages of Ansonia, New Weston, Osgood, Rossburg, and Ansonia will be asked to consider the following ballot measure:

ISSUE 1: PROPOSED INCOME TAX (RENEWAL) MISSISSINAWA VALLEY LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage Shall an annual income tax of three fourths of one percent (0.75 percent) on the school district income of individuals and of estates be imposed by the Mississinawa Valley Local School District, to renew an income tax expiring at the end of 2016 for five years, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, for the purpose of CURRENT EXPENSES?

Patterson Township and Wabash Township residents, and those living in the villages of North Star, Osgood and Yorkshire, will be voting on the following ballot measure:

ISSUE 2: PROPOSED BOND ISSUE TRI-STAR CAREER COMPACT PARTICIPATING SCHOOL DISTRICTS A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage Shall bonds be issued by the Board of Education of the Celina City School District, as fiscal board for a qualifying partnership comprised of Celina City School District, Coldwater Exempted Village School District, Fort Recovery Local School District, Marion Local School District, Minster Local School District, New Bremen Local School District, New Knoxville Local School District, St. Henry Consolidated Local School District and St. Marys City School District, for the purpose of acquiring classroom facilities and necessary appurtenances, including land acquisitions, in the principal amount of seventeen million dollars ($17,000,000) to be repaid annually over a maximum period of fifteen (15) years, and an annual levy of property taxes be made outside of the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue ninety-five hundredths (0.95) mill for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to nine and one-half cents ($0.095) for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds?

Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. To find your polling place, go to www.voterfind.com/darkeoh/pollfinder.aspx or call the Darke County Board of Elections at 937-548-1835.

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