Here are the results of local issues on the ballot in Delaware County:
With 100 percent of votes counted. Votes are unofficial until certified by the local board of elections.
City of Delaware’s road levy
Delaware city residents will decide whether to approve a 0.15-percent income tax increase to improve and maintain local infrastructure. If approved, the income tax would increase from 1.85 percent to 2 percent and cost $75 per year for a family with an annual household income of $50,000.
City of Delaware charter amendments
Residents will also decide to approve 34 amendments to the city’s charter. As required every eight years by the same document, a review commission of nine electors was formed to review the charter and make recommendations to Council, which approved them in July.
Big Walnut $133.9-million bond issue
Big Walnut Local School District’s 8.3-mil, $133.9-million bond issue would add new taxes of $290.50 per year for each $100,000 of property market value, retroactive to Jan. 2016. The ballot language said the bond would be repaid annually over a maximum 37-year period. The district would used the bond for a new high school to accommodate student population growth.
Orange Township park renewal
Orange Township trustees are asking voters to renew a 1-mill parks levy on top of a new road improvement levy at 0.5 mills. Township officials created the 0.5-mill road improvement levy by reducing the current 1.5-mill park levy due to expire this December. With both levies combined, Orange Township taxpayers would $0.15 for each $100 of valuation for three years commencing in 2016 and first due in 2017.
Orange Township roads
911 levy renewal
Delaware County’s proposed 911 levy is a renewal of the existing 0.45-mill levy with an increase of 0.18 mills, bringing the total to 0.63 mills. The 0.18-mill addition will generate $1,097,900 per year. A homeowner with a $100,000 market-value home currently pays $13.18 in taxes per year for the current levy. The 0.18-mill increase on the levy will cost that homeowner an additional $6.30 per year, according to county officials.
Mental health levy
The Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board has a 1-mil, 5-year renewal levy. The levy makes up 84 percent of the board’s budget and amounts to $0.10 for each $100 of valuation.
State Representatives District 67
Janet Breneman: 21,855
Andrew Brenner: 40,840
State Representatives District 68
Rick Carfagna: 22,458
John Russell: 10,294
U.S. Congressional District 12
Patrick Tiberi: 71,358
Ed Albertson: 24,615
Joe Manchik: 2,561
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