Fulton County Ballot Issues & Candidates For November 3 General Election

By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Fulton County residents will want to make sure to make it to the polls for the November 3 General Election as a total of 23 issues and questions have made it on to the various precincts’ ballots. Voters will also have the opportunity to vote on their candidate of choice for a variety of elected positions held with the city, villages, townships, and school districts. However, the voters choices on many of these candidates are somewhat limited as a vast majority of the races remain uncontested. Issues, questions, and candidates, listed by locality and including all uncontested races, are as follows:

AMBOY TOWNSHIP
4. A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Amboy Township for the purpose of providing and maintaining fire apparatus, appliances, buildings, or sites therefor, or sources of water supply and materials therefor, or the establishment and maintenance of lines of fire alarm telegraph, or the payment of firefighting companies or permanent, part-time, or volunteer firefighting, emergency medical service, administrative, or communications personnel to operate the same, including the payment of any employer contributions required for such personnel under section 145.48 or 742.34 of the Revised Code, or the purchase of ambulance equipment, or the provision of ambulance, paramedic, or other emergency medical services operated by a fire department or firefighting company at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2015, first due in calendar year 2016.
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1): Thomas A. Herr, Jr. FISCAL OFFICER: (Vote for 1): Suzanne Holland

ANTHONY WAYNE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION (Vote for 3): Jeff Baden, Pam Gerhardinger, Gary Roser, Dannie Spradlin. (Certified in Lucas County)

VILLAGE OF ARCHBOLD
19. A replacement of a tax for the benefit of the Village Of Archbold for the purpose of current expenses at a rate not exceeding 3.3 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.33 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.
MAYOR (Vote for 1): Jeff Fryman. COUNCIL (Vote for 3): Kevin D. Eicher, Brian J. Huffman, Lisa A. Bumb, Kevin Morton

ARCBHOLD LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION (Vote for 2): John Downey, David Wyse, Jeremy M. Hurst.

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1): Clark Emmons. FISCAL OFFICER: (Vote for 1): Peggy Volkman

CLINTON TOWNSHIP (INCLUDING THE CITY OF WAUSEON)
5. A renewal of 0.6 mill and an increase of 0.2 mill to constitute a tax for the benefit of Clinton township (Including the City of Wauseon) for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining fire apparatus, equipment and related fire expenses at a rate not exceeding 0.8 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.08 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2015, first due in calendar year 2016.

CLINTON TOWNSHIP
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1): Larry Neuenschwander. FISCAL OFFICER: (Vote for 1): Zachary T. Riley, Nancy J. Yackee.

DOVER TOWNSHIP
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1): Larry Burkholder. FISCAL OFFICER: (Vote for 1): Sue Dieringer.

VILLAGE OF DELTA
20. A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Village Of Delta for the purpose of recreation at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation , which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.
21. Shall the Village of Delta have the authority to aggregate the retail electric loads located in the Village, and for that purpose, enter into service agreements to facilitate for those loads the sale and purchase of electricity, such aggregation to occur automatically except where any person elects to opt out?
MAYOR (Vote for 1): Bob Gilbert, Dan D. Miller. COUNCIL (Vote for 3): Arthur J Thomas, Tony Dawson, Lynn Frank.

EVERGREEN LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION (Vote for 2): Jack Carson, Nora Kiefer

FAYETTE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
10. A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Normal Memorial Library for the purpose of current expenses at a rate not exceeding 0.75 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.075 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2015, first due in calendar year 2016.
BOARD OF EDUCATION (Vote for 2): Kirk Keiser, Robert Brubaker, Fred Stockburger

VILLAGE OF FAYETTE
MAYOR (Vote for 1): Ruth Marlatt, David Borer. COUNCIL (Vote for 2): David Wheeler, Suzette Boesger.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1): Michael Kinsman, Mark Ballmer. FISCAL OFFICER: (Vote for 1): Joshua A. Grime.

FULTON COUNTY
12. A renewal of 2 mills and an increase of 2 mills to constitute a tax for the benefit of Fulton County for the purpose of providing emergency medical service at a rate not exceeding 4 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.40 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.
13. A replacement of a tax for the benefit of Fulton County General Health District for the purpose of providing sufficient funds to carry out the district’s health programs at a rate not exceeding 0.5 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.05 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 10 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.

FULTON TOWNSHIP
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1): Scott Gillen. TRUSTEE (For the unexpired term ending December 31, 2017; Vote for 1): Bernard Warner. FISCAL OFFICER: (Vote for 1): Jennifer Harkey, Misty Cass, Julie Szabo.

GERMAN TOWNSHIP
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1): Kenneth Leupp. FISCAL OFFICER: (Vote for 1): Keith Short.

GORHAM TOWNSHIP
6. A replacement of a tax for the benefit of Gorham Township for the purpose of maintaining and operating the Pleasant View Union Cemetery at a rate not exceeding 0.5 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.05 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1): Randy Merillat. FISCAL OFFICER: (Vote for 1): Melanie Fruchey, Michael E. Figgins

LAKE ERIE WEST EDUCATION SERVICE
BOARD OF EDUCATION (Vote for 2): Jeff Bunck, James Telb. (Certified in Lucas County)

LIBERTY CENTER LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
11. A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Liberty Center Public Library for the purpose of current Expenses at a rate not exceeding 1.3 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.13 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2015, first due in calendar year 2016.
BOARD OF EDUCATION (Vote for 2): Jeff Benson, Todd Spangler, Andrea Zacharias. BOARD OF EDUCATION (Unexpired term ending December 31, 2017; Vote for 1): Neal Carter. (Certified in Henry County)

VILLAGE OF LYONS
22. A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Village of Lyons for the purpose of current operating expenses at a rate not exceeding 3 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.30 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.
MAYOR (Vote for 1): Andrea Gleckler. COUNCIL (Vote for 2): John Good

VILLAGE OF METAMORA
MAYOR (Vote for 1): Richard O. Sauerlender, Kenneth Wysong. COUNCIL (Vote for 2): Karon Lane, John Hudik.

NORTHWEST EDUCATIONAL SERVICE
DISTRICT 1: Nona Liechty. DISTRICT 5: Amy Brubaker. DISTRICT 9: Thomas Gerig

PETTISVILLE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION (Vote for 2): Brent King, Daniel Bruner.

PIKE/DELTA/YORK LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION (Vote for 2): Chad Hoffman, Tammy Sprow, Alice Simon.

PIKE TOWNSHIP
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1): Carl Buehrer. TRUSTEE (for the unexpired term ending December 31, 2017; Vote for 1): Jack E. Wagner. FISCAL OFFICER: (Vote for 1): Dennis N. Savage.

ROYALTON TOWNSHIP
7. A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Royalton Township (Including the Village of Lyons) for the purpose of fire protection at a rate not exceeding 1.8 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which Amounts to $0.18 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2015, first due in calendar year 2016.
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1): Bill Smith, Neil Shaw. FISCAL OFFICER: (Vote for 1): Joseph W. Damman.

SWANCREEK TOWNSHIP
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1): Pamela Moore, Phil Wiland, Sally Wylie. FISCAL OFFICER: (Vote for 1): Jo Shultz, Rhonda Dickie.

SWANCREEK WEST ONE
8. On July 13, 2015, The Swancreek Township Board of Trustees of Fulton County, Ohio, approved resolution 2015-117, a proposed zoning plan, for the portion of Swancreek Township known as West 1, Fulton County, Ohio. Shall the zoning plan for the unincorporated area of Swancreek Township, Fulton County Ohio, known as West 1, as adopted by the Board of Swancreek Township Trustees, be approved?

VILLAGE OF SWANTON
MAYOR (Vote for 1): Ann Roth, Ron Moore.

SWANTON FOUR PRECINCT
23. Shall the sale of spirituous liquor be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of ten a.m. and midnight by Murbach Seifert American Legion Post 479, an applicant for a D-4 liquor permit, who is engaged in the business of an American Legion Post, at 200 S. Hallett Avenue, Swanton, OH 43558 in this precinct?
COUNCIL (Vote for 2): Michael A. Westmeyer, Jeff, Pilliod, Dianne Westhoven, Craig Rose, Scott, Herrick.

SWANTON LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION (Vote for 2): Shannon M. Crow, David Smith, Jr.

CITY OF WAUSEON
14. An additional tax for the benefit of the City Of Wauseon for the purpose of parks and recreation at a rate not exceeding 2.6 mills for each on e dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.26 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2015, first due in calendar year 2016.
15. Shall Section 3.02 of the Charter of the City of Wauseon, Ohio be amended to require, under section 3.02(B), that Council Members be registered electors of the City and residents for at least one year at the time they file for office and at all times during their term of office, and amended to include a new Section 3.02(C) to provide a method of removal of unqualified Members?
16. Shall Section 5.03(B) of the Charter of the City of Wauseon, Ohio be amended to prevent the President of Council, when sitting as Acting Mayor, from being able to vote twice on a matter – once as a Council Member and once as Acting Mayor to break a tie vote?
17. Shall Section 9.01 of the Charter of the City of Wauseon, Ohio be amended to delete all references to the nomination and election of the Director of Finance which are not applicable because the Director of Finance is not an elected position in the City of Wauseon?
18. Shall Section 11.01(C) of the Charter of the City of Wauseon, Ohio be amended to delete “the failure to possess or maintain the qualifications of the office” as one of the basis for removal from public office under Section 11.01?
MAYOR (Vote for 1): Kathy Huner. COUNCIL (Vote for 3): Shane Chamberlin, Jeff Stiriz, Scott Stiriz.

WAUSEON EXEMPTED VILLAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION (Vote for 2): Larry L. Fruth, Stacia Radabaugh, Mark Shadboldt.

YORK TOWNSHIP
TRUSTEE (Vote for 1): Troy Weber, Thomas C. Tedrow, Joe Howard. FISCAL OFFICER: (Vote for 1): Karen S. Miller.

YORK TOWNSHIP (EXCLUDING THE VILLAGE OF DELTA)
9. A renewal of a tax for the benefit of York Township (excluding the Village of Delta) for the purpose of general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, and repair of roads at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2016, first due in calendar year 2017.
Anyone unsure of voting procedures; including poll locations, absentee ballot procedures, voter registration, voting times, and much more; should visit the Board of Elections at www.fultoncountyoh.com by hovering over the Departments tab. The website also provides answers to other various questions concerning Fulton County residents. All information contained in this article can be accessed by selecting issues and candidates under the Board of Elections drop down menu.

Chelsie can be reached at
chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

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