The 2016 general election is just one week away. In addition to the presidential race, several local issues will be on the ballot in the area next Tuesday, including a Swanton Public Library levy renewal.
There is just one countywide issue in Fulton County.
The Four County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services will seek the renewal of a five-year, 0.7-mill levy for current expenses. The Four County ADAMhs Board of Williams, Fulton, Defiance, and Henry counties was created in 1978 to ensure the availability of community-based alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services.
Lucas County has four countywide levies on the ballot.
Lucas County Children Services is seeking a five-year, 1.8-mill renewal and increase for support, placement and care. A five-year, 0.7-mill levy is on the ballot for the 911 system in Lucas County.
The Toledo Zoo is seeking a renewal and decrease of a levy for maintenance and operation. It is a five-year, 0.75-mill levy. A renewal of the Imagination Station levy is also on the ballot. It is five years at 0.17-mills.
Voters in the Four County Career Center area will be asked to approve an additional 1-mill for a continuing period of time to cover current expenses.
Voters in the Swanton school district will seek a renewal request for a library levy. The renewal is for five years and 1.0-mill.
Voters in the area, but outside of Swanton Local Schools, will decide on the Toledo Public Library levy, which is a renewal and increase at five years and 3.7-mills.
In the Village of Metamora, voters will decide on an additional 0.5-mill levy for parks and recreation for five years.
Voters in Berkey will decide whether to renew a five-year, 3-mill levy for current operating expenses. Richfield Township voters will vote on a fire levy renewal of three years at 2.5-mills.
Voters in the Delta Three precinct will decide whether to allow Sunday sales of wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor at Delta 109.
Swanton area voters in the Anthony Wayne Local School District will see a 37-year, 2.38-mill bond issue for the purposes of building a new elementary school and new athletic building.
In the race for the Fulton County Commissioner seat with a term commencing on Jan. 3, Democrat Jeffrey A. Mazurowski will face off against Republican Jon Rupp. Rupp defeated Gary Loar of Metamora in the Republican primary in March. Mazurowski ran uncontested in the primary.
Mazurowski is currently a township trustee in York Township. Rupp is a trustee in Franklin Township.
The winner of the seat will replace Paul Barnaby, who is not seeking re-election.
The other races for Fulton County seats are uncontested.
In Lucas County, incumbent Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken, a Democrat, will face a challenge from former Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, a Republican.
In the clerk of courts race, incumbent Democrat Bernie Quilter will face Republican Nickolas Berente. Incumbent Lucas County Recorder Phillip Copeland, will face a challenge from Republican Allison Seney. In the race for Common Pleas Court judge, Lindsay D. Navarre and Shelly M. Kennedy face off.
In the general assembly, Republican Randy Gardner will face Democrat Kirk W. Halliday for 2nd District State Senator. In the 47th House District, Democrat Lauri Cooper squares off against Republican Derek Merrin.
Incumbent Republican Robert McColley is running unopposed in the 81st House District.
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will be challenged by Democrat James Neu Jr. of Perrysburg in the Fifth District.