By Cindy Kranz and Erica Solvig
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Voters will decide today whether Cincinnati Public Schools can build 35 new schools and renovate 31 others. Here's a look at the issues on the ballot in Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties:
Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Some precincts have been condensed because of the limited number of issues on the ballot. Voters in those areas should have already received a letter of notification from their county's board of elections.
Cincinnati Public Schools: $480 million bond issue would be the largest public works project in Cincinnati. If the 4.61-mill bond issue passes, the owner of a $100,000 home would pay $135 a year in additional school taxes.
Columbia Township: 3-mill continuing police levy. Taxes would increase about $105 on a $100,000 house.
Crosby Township: 3.5-mill continuing levy providing $200,000 annually for the fire department.
Princeton City School District: $85 million bond issue to build or renovate eight elementary schools. If the 2.84-mill bond issue passes, the owner of a $100,000 home would pay an extra $87 a year in school taxes.
Mount Healthy City School District: 6.95-mill operating levy would generate about $2.2 million annually. The owner of a $100,000 home would pay an extra $213 in school taxes a year.
Norwood: 2.5-mill continuing levy for the fire department and a 2.5-mill continuing levy for the police department.
St. Bernard: Voters will be asked to approve a charter.
Indian Hill: Voters will decide on a ballot initiative that would require the approval of 75 percent of adjacent property owners to change zoning involving any non-residential properties, such as schools and government buildings.
Fairfield Schools: 2-mill permanent improvement replacement levy to bring in $2 million for maintenance each of the next five years. The issue would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $45 a year.
Residents in two Butler County precincts vote on the Princeton City Schools' $85 million bond issue to build or renovate eight elementary schools.
Kings Local Schools: 4.5-mill bond issue, needed to fund $43 million in renovations and additions to the high school and junior high. The 28-year bond issue would increase taxes on a $100,000 home about $137 a year.
Carlisle Schools: 1 percent income tax for that is expected to generate $1.4 million a year for operations.
Deerfield Township: 1-mill, five-year parks replacement levy.
Franklin Schools: $16.7 million bond issue.
Wayne Schools: 10-mill emergency operating levy that replaces three expiring levies and adds 4.85 mills.
Wayne Township: 1.8-mill renewal levy for the Fire Department.
Milford Exempted Village School District: 5.9-mill operating levy would raise about $4.6 million a year. The owner of a $100,000 home would pay an additional $206 a year in school taxes.
Moscow: Renewal of a 1-mill operating levy that brings in about $44,800 annually. Taxes would not increase.
New Richmond: 1-mill continuing levy for fire and emergency medical services. Taxes on a $100,000 house would increase by $30 annually. Voters also will be asked to approve a 2-mill continuing levy that would raise about $98,759 annually for the police department. Taxes would increase about $61 on a $100,000 house.
Pierce Township: 2.8-mill replacement levy for police. The tax on a $100,000 house would be about $98 annually, an increase of $66.
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