Council on Aging levy on fall ballot

UPPER SANDUSKY — Wyandot County residents will vote on a 0.4-mill, five-year levy renewal for the county’s Council on Aging programs this fall, according to the county elections board.
There are several other issues on the Nov. 4 ballot, including renewal levies for Mohawk Community Library and Forest-Jackson Public Library.
There are no contested county office races on the fall ballot.
The Wyandot County Council on Aging issue generates about $152,700 annually. The owner of a residence appraised at $100,000 has paid about $12.25 yearly since the tax was approved in November 2010.
The funds are used for program operating costs.
The agency operates buildings in Upper Sandusky, Carey and Sycamore. It provides county residents at least 60 years old with Meals on Wheels, on-site meals, homemaker services and transportation for appointments.
The Mohawk Community Library, which covers portions of Wyandot, Crawford and Seneca counties, is seeking renewal of an 0.8-mill, five-year levy for expenses. The levy generates about $87,519 annually. The owner of a $100,000 appraised residence has paid about $24.50 annually since the tax was approved as an additional levy in November 2010.
The Forest-Jackson Public Library is seeking renewal of a 0.7-mill, five-year levy for expenses. The levy generates about $65,000 annually to offset state reductions implemented during the recession. Voters in portions of Hancock, Hardin and Wyandot counties will decide the issue. The owner of a residential property with a $100,000 appraised value has paid about $22 annually since the tax was approved in November 2010.
Other ballot issues include:
• Nevada, 2 mill, five-year levy for expenses.
• Harpster, 2.5 mill, five-year levy for expenses.
For Wyandot County commissioner, incumbent Republican Ron Metzger, 11306 Richland Township 81, Forest, received the party nomination over two challengers in May and will be unopposed in November. He was appointed in June 2012 by the county Republican Central Committee to replace Mike Wheeler, who resigned. Metzger was elected in 2012 to complete Wheeler’s unexpired term.
Commissioners serve four-year terms with an annual salary of $40,888. The term begins Jan. 1.
For Wyandot County auditor, incumbent Republican George “Bill” Kitzler, 526 St. Mary’s Ave., Carey, was unopposed in the May primary and also is unopposed in the fall election.
The auditor serves a four-year term with an annual salary of $56,256. The term begins March 1.

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