BY NANCY GAGNET | MIRROR REPORTER — On May 8, Maumee voters headed to the election booth and approved an operating levy that will keep the district solvent for the next four years.
Unofficial results from the Lucas County Board of Elections show 1,801 residents, or 58.08 percent, voted in favor of the levy while 1,262, or 41.2 percent, voted against it.
Superintendent Dr. Todd Cramer is thankful for the support.
“I am very grateful for the support from the community,” he said. “We try our best to spread our message of our core beliefs and values – we’ve been doing that for the past two years – and the community has rewarded us for the direction we are going.”
The 5.9-mill levy will cost the owner of a home valued at $100,000 an additional $206.50 annually in taxes. It will generate approximately $2.46 million in additional revenue for the district. That money will be used to maintain and invest in facilities, technology, innovative programs and safety, he said.
A programming glitch at the board of elections indicates on its website and on the election tape returns that Maumee was seeking a 3.9-mill levy; however, the ballot language was correct in that it asked voters to approve 5.9-mills, Cramer said.