Village, school renewal issues on ballot

By Drew Stambaugh -

Three Swanton area issues will be decided during the May 7 election.

The Village of Swanton will have two renewal levies on the ballot. Voters will decide on a five-year, 2-mill renewal levy for fire and a 5-year, 0.5-mill renewal for permanent improvements for village parks.

There is also a school issue on the ballot in the Swanton Local School District. District residents will vote on the renewal of a 0.75 percent income tax.

The income tax was first approved in 2004 at a rate of 1.25% and was renewed in 2008 at the lower rate of 0.75%.

Money raised by the tax makes up 13% of the school district’s revenue.

In Fulton Township, voters will decide on a five-year, 0.75-mill levy for general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, and repair of roads.

Amboy Township voters will see a five-year, 1-mill renewal levy on the ballot for fire and EMS.

There will be no candidates on the ballot in Fulton County this May.

By Drew Stambaugh

Reach Drew Stambaugh at 419-335-2010

Reach Drew Stambaugh at 419-335-2010