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Make sure you vote with your head

April 20, 2014

To the editor: While it is true that Edison Local School District has some financial woes, as do other districts, and the children do need an education, the whole truth about this levy needs to be......

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rr1382

Apr-22-14 12:38 PM

RPG0340, you do not have to take my word for it. You can call the Ohio Department of Taxation and they will gladly tell you how real estate taxes are calculated in Ohio.

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RPG0340

Apr-22-14 9:54 AM

I'm not sure where the author of the letter got his information, but in Ohio you only pay tax on 35% of the total market value of your property. In other words on a house that is worth $100,000, tax is calculated on $35,000 dollars. A 5.45 mill levy would at the most raise the taxes on a $100,000 dollar home $190.75 per year. This is not taking into account any homestead exemption. The author should have double checked the facts before writing such a letter.

rr1382, do you actually believe that BS? They told us here in Toronto that taxes would increase $600 or something like that on a $100,000 property. I'm fairly proficient in fiscal math, so I had a hard time understanding how my property (approx. $60,000) increased my taxes $45/month. $45x12 months = $540.

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Moteman

Apr-22-14 8:48 AM

rr1382 is exactly right any property owner should know this, but what is disturbing is the County Commissioners let certain business out of taxes and other things all together. School boards should make them at least collect the money for the schools.

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NoSupportThisTime

Apr-22-14 7:48 AM

WOW... Hard to believe this paper would allow inaccurate information to be published.......

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rr1382

Apr-21-14 6:32 PM

I'm not sure where the author of the letter got his information, but in Ohio you only pay tax on 35% of the total market value of your property. In other words on a house that is worth $100,000, tax is calculated on $35,000 dollars. A 5.45 mill levy would at the most raise the taxes on a $100,000 dollar home $190.75 per year. This is not taking into account any homestead exemption. The author should have double checked the facts before writing such a letter.

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RPG0340

Apr-21-14 10:05 AM

I doubt he will answer but I'd like Mr. Beattie to answer some questions.

1. If this levy is passed, will bussing be brought back immediately?

2. Will this be the last levy you will ask for? In other words, we pass this one, you stop trying to pass another one.

3. Will your district live within it's means like the families of the area?

4. What are you doing to bring better jobs to the area to pay for the higher taxes your district will cause?

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TomSays

Apr-21-14 6:10 AM

VOTE NO - bring the cost of local government under control.

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libertysolider

Apr-20-14 9:09 AM

Mr. Wilson, may I add that with the passage of the new budget HB 59 on June 30, 2013 major changes have occurred to the Homestead Program. Under prior law, the homestead exemption was available to all taxpayers 65 years of age and over or disabled taxpayers regardless of income. Under the new law, for tax years 2014 and forward, only individuals 65 and over with total income of less than $30,500 will qualify the homestead exemption.

Also under the new law, for property levies passed in 2014 and forward, the state of Ohio will no longer subsidize the 12.5% of the levy (this includes all new and renewal levies).

Mr. Beattie and the Edison Local Levy Committee are failing to tell district residents this.

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