Special Election holds May 7 in Columbus on Issues 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11
A special Election will hold in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to vote either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the question of issuing bonds of $1.03 billion package for the purpose of infrastructural and city development.
On ballot are Issue 7 on Health, Safety and Infrastructure for $205million; Issue 8 on Recreation and Parks for $100million; Issue 9 on Public Service for $425million; Issue 10 on Public Utilities for $250 million; and Issue 11 on Neighborhood Development for $50million.
The bonds which maximum number of years over which the principal of the bonds may be paid is 25 years will be applied in acquiring, constructing, renovating, and improving infrastructure for the Department of Public Utilities, including water, power, sanitary sewers and storm sewers, acquiring real estate and interests in real estate, landscaping and otherwise improving the sites thereof, and acquiring furnishings, equipment and appurtenances.
The notice was given in pursuance of a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Columbus, Ohio was passed on the 28th day of January, 2019.
The estimated additional average annual property tax levy amounts to $0.103 for each $100 of tax valuation, which is 1.03 mills for each $1 of tax valuation, in excess of the tax limitation as estimated and certified by the County Auditor.
The first calendar year in which the tax is expected to be due is 2020.
The on-going early vote ballot will continue till Monday, May 6 at the Franklin County Board of Elections, 1700 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio.
The polls for the election will open at 6:30 a.m. and remain open until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, May 7.
Communities that will hold elections on May 7th are: City of Columbus-Bond Issue, Canal Winchester Local Schools-Tax Levy, Groveport Madison Local Schools-Bond Issue and Levy, Licking Heights Schools-Levy, City of Gahanna Mayor and Income Tax Issue, Hamilton Township.-Levy, and City of Reynoldsburg-4th Ward Republican Primary.
Council introduces committee chairs to residents
Chairs of seven committees set up by the Columbus City Council were introduced to members of the public at the Council Connect event for Northland area on Tuesday, April 30 by Council President Pro Tempore Elizabeth Brown.
They include Rules and Reference, Small and Minority Business committee headed by council President Shannon Hardin; Public Utilities, Neighborhoods and Technology by Robert Dorans; Finance, Recreation and Parks and Education by Elizabeth Brown; and Public Safety, Veterans and Senior Affairs by Mitchell Brown.
Others are Emmanuel Remy, Economic Development, Environment and Administration; Shayla Favor, Public Service and Transportation, Housing, Criminal Justice and Judiciary; and Pricilla Tyson, Zoning, Health and Human Services and workforce Development.
Elevate Northland hosts International Neighbor Potluck May 30
Elevate Northland will hold an International Neighbor Potluck on Thursday, May 30, , 2019 at Ashland University, Columbus Campus at 1900 E Dublin Granville Road from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Interested participants can log on to elevatenorthland.org to register to share dishes from their home countries.
Meanwhile, SCORE Columbus and Elevate Northland will present Score Simple Steps Program to starting business-market research on May 15, 2019 with registration fee of $10 per class.
Columbus, Ohio SCORE provides free counseling and low cost workshops to new and existing businesses in Franklin, Delaware, Union and Madison and Central Ohio counties.