Williams, Fulton County Voters To Decide Sunday Liquor Options On November 5th Ballot

By: Mark Mercer – THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Election Day is fast approaching. Three weeks remain for voters to familiarize themselves with the issues and prepare to make informed decisions on ballet initiatives. The voters in both Williams County and Fulton County face numerous important decisions on November 5 on this year’s ballot.

The questions facing voters revolve around Tax Levy Issues and petitions for Sunday Sales of Liquor in both Wauseon and West Unity. Listed below, by community are issues that will be on the ballet, along with a brief summary and explanation describing the choices that will be on the table in this year’s election.

Four County Issue
All voters of both Williams County and Fulton County, along with the residents of Henry and Defiance Counties, will have the below listed tax levy renewal to decide.

Issue # 1. Proposed Tax Levy (Renewal), Four County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services District (ADAMhs). A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage. A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Four County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services District (Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams Counties) for the purpose of current expenses at a rate not exceeding 0.7 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.07 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2014, first due in calendar year 2015.

Williams County Issues
The following issues will appear on the November 5 ballet in West Unity. No other community specific issues are listed. The capsules below were taken from the Williams County Board of Elections Web Site (http://www.co.williams.oh.us) and provide an explanation of each issue to be voted on.

Issue #7. Proposed Tax Levy, (additional), Millcreek West Unity Local School District. An additional tax for the benefit of Millcreek-West Unity Local School District for the purpose of school safety and security at a rate not exceeding 0.9 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.09, for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014.

Issue #10, Special Election By Petition, Local Liquor Option for Particular Location, (Precinct 008-West Unity.)Shall the sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of ten a.m. and midnight by Saneholtz-McKarns Inc. dba Unity Main Stop, an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit, who is engaged in the business of a neighborhood convenient store at 204 E. Jackson St., West Unity, OH 43570, in this precinct?

Issue #11. Special Election By Petition, Local Liquor Option for Particular Location (Precinct 008-West Unity.) Shall the sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages be permitted by Saneholtz-McKarns Inc. dba Unity Mini Mart, an applicant for C-1, C-2 and D-6 liquor permits, who is engaged in the business of operating a neighborhood convenient store at 205 W. Jackson Street, West Unity, OH 43570, in this precinct?

Issue #12. Special Election By Petition, Local Liquor Option for Particular Location, (Precinct 008-West Unity). Shall the sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of eleven a.m. and midnight by Saneholtz-McKarns Inc. dba Unity Mini Mart, an applicant for D-6 liquor permit, who is engaged in the business of operating a neighborhood convenient store at 205 W. Jackson Street, West Unity, OH 43570.

Fulton County Issues
The following issues will appear on the November 5 ballet, for the community of Wauseon. The capsules listed below were taken from the Fulton County Board of Elections Web Site (http://fultoncountyoh.com) and provide an explanation of each issue to be voted on.

Issue # 5. Special Election By Petition, Local Option Election – Sunday Sales, Wauseon Three Precinct. A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage. Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of eleven a.m. and midnight by Sullivan Roth Holding Company, L.L.C., dba Sullivan’s an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit, who is engaged in the business of operating a restaurant at 141 N. Fulton Street, Wauseon, OH 43567.

Issue # 6. Special Election By Petition, Local Option Election – Sunday Sales. Wauseon Five Precinct. A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage. Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of eleven a.m. and midnight by Wal Mart Stores East LP dba Wal Mart Supercenter #2350 an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit, who is engaged in the business of operating a neighborhood store at 485 E. Airport Highway, Wauseon, OH 43567.

Issue # 7. Proposed Tax Levy (Additional),Clinton Township. A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage. An additional tax for the benefit of Clinton Township for the purpose of maintenance building improvement and maintaining and operating the Wauseon Union Cemetery at a rate not exceeding 0.24 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.024 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014.

For additional voting information in your community, contact the local board of elections for your county of residence. Online voter information for Williams County may be obtained at http://www.co.williams.oh.us; and for residents of Fulton County at http://fultoncountyoh.com.

Mark Mercer can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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