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November 2018 Election-Issues

List of Issues that will appear on the ballot in the November 6, 2018 General Election

You can view your sample ballot by visiting: http://www.voterfind.com/lakeoh/vtrlookup.aspx

STATE ISSUE - NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY, DRUG TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION (COUNTYWIDE)

1Initiated constitutional amendment.

No State Issue 2 at this time

Although there is not a State Issue 2 as of this date, we are keeping a possible placeholder number so local communities can move forward with these assigned issue.

LAKE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (LAKELAND) (COUNTYWIDE 162 PCTS)

3Proposed Bond Issue - $40,000,000 (Est. 0.4M) - Purchasing sites and for the purpose of all or part of the cost of purchasing sites and for the erection, furnishing, and equipment of buildings, including buildings used for Applied Engineering and Manufacturing, Math, and Student Readiness and Support, and for the acquisition or construction of any property which the board of trustees of a community college district is authorized to acquire or construct, including infrastructure and improvements, and repaying moneys previously borrowed, advanced, or granted and expended for such purpose to issue and sell bonds of the College District - 28 years - commencing 2018

MADISON LOCAL SCHOOLS (12 PCTS + Geauga)

41 Mill Renewal Levy - General Permanent Improvements - Five Years -Commencing 2018 tax year

MORLEY LIBRARY (LAKE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT) (35 PCTS)

41 Mill Renewal Levy - Current Expenses - Continuing Period of Time - Commencing 2019 tax year

WILLOUGHBY-EASTLAKE SCHOOLS (49 PCTS)

4$7,600,000 (Est.4.81 Mills) Renewal Levy - Providing Emergency Requirements - ten years - commencing 2019 tax year
5$5,975,000 (Est.3.9 Mills) Renewal Levy - Providing Emergency Requirements - five years - commencing 2019 tax year

WILLOUGHBY-EASTLAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (49 PCTS)

61M Renewal and 1M Increase to constitute 2 Mills - Current Expenses - seven years - commencing 2019 tax year

MADISON FIRE DISTRICT (MADISON TWP AND MADISON VILLAGE 12 PCTS)

52 Mills Additional Levy - Fire - CPT -commencing 2018 tax year

MENTOR CITY 1E (1 PCT)

4Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor be permitted for sale on Sunday between thehours of ten a.m. and midnight by Meijer Stores Limited Partnership dba Meijer, an applicant for a D6 permit and a potentital operator of a state liquor agency store authorizing the off-premise sale, on Sunday, of beer, wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor who is engaged in the business of operating a grocery store and potentially a state liquor agency store at 9200 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060 in this precinct?

MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE CITY (4 PCTS)

4Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article XII, Section 12.04 Police Operations 1.5 Mill Levy be continued for another five years commencing 2019 tax year?
5Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article XII, Section 12.05 Fire Operations 1.1 Mill Levy be continued for another five years commencing 2019 tax year?
6Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article XII, Section 12.06 Road Construction and Repair Purposes 1.2 Mill Levy be continued for another five years commencing 2019 tax year?

WICKLIFFE CITY (9 PCTS

43 Mill Additional Levy - Fire and Police - Continuing Period of Time - Commencing 2018 tax year

WILLOUGHBY CITY (18 PCTS)

7Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article III, Section 1 be amended to provide that the term for each member of Council shall commence on the first day of January following the council member's election?
8Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article III, Section 5 be amended to provide for the Vice President of Council to have the authority to perform the duties of the President of Council in the absence of the President of Council?
9Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article IV, Section 1 be amended to provide that the Mayor of the City of Willoughby upon election shall commence and assume office on the first day of January following the Mayor's election?
10Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article VI, Section 5 be amended to delete and eliminate in its entirety this Section 5 and its language reading "This article and all ordinances, rules, and reulations shall be liberally construed to give effect to the beneficial distribution of population, and the orderly development, improvement and general welfare of the City?

WILLOUGHBY CITY 5 C (1 PCT)

11Shall the sale of Spirituous Liquor be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of ten a.m. and midnight by Wells Enterprises, Inc. dba Porch Bar & Grill & Patio, an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit authorizing on premises sales who is engaged in the business of Bar and Grill at 37638 Vine Street, Willoughby in this precinct?

WILLOUGHBY HILLS CITY (7 PCTS)

7Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article II and Article IV of the Charter of Willoughby Hills be amended to clarify their meaning and require a fair and consistent appointment and confirmation process, with appointment by the Mayor and confirmation by Council, for the selection of all City department heads consistent with the separation of powers under the Charter?
8Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article V of the Charter of Willoughby Hills be amended to clarify its meaning and require a fair and consistent appointment and confirmation process, with appointment by the Mayor and confirmation by Council, for the selection of City Board and Commission members consistent with the separation of powers under the Charter?
9Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article IV of the Charter of Willoughby Hills be amended to restore the Charter's standards for the conduct of City officials and to prohibit City officials from hiring and appointing their immediate family members
10Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article IX of the Charter of Willoughby Hills be amended to clarify its meaning and provide for a uniform procedure to protect the residents and taxpayers of Willoughby Hills by allowing for the removal of any officer or employee of the City who engages in serious misconduct, which procedure provides enumerated grounds for such removal, a specific procedure for any such removal and guarantees each and every accused employee or officer the same due process rights?
11Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article II of the Charter of Willoughby Hills be amended to require submission of the annual budget for the City not less than sixty (60) days prior to the time fixed by general law for certifying of the budget to ensure a thorough review of such budget by the residents and taxpayers of Willoughby Hills?
12Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article III of the Charter of Willoughby Hills be amended to clarify its meaning and ensure there is a legal mechanism for the City to fill critical employment vacancies in the service of health, safety and welfare of the residents and taxpayers of Willoughby Hills?
13Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article X of the Charter of Willoughby Hills be amended to clarify its meaning and provide a consistent standard for placing questions on the ballot by explicitly applying the same signature requirement of twenty-five (25%) of electors, which is currently used for recall election petitions, to charter amendment petitions?
14Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article X of the Charter of Willoughby Hills be amended to add Section 10.5 - PROHIBITION ON COSTLY SPECIAL ELECTIONS to end the practice of holding special elections paid for by City taxpayers for City specific issues unless the Mayor and Council come together a certify a special election is necessary?
15Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article X of the Charter of Willoughby Hills be amended to add Section 10.6 -TERM IN OFFICE OF DEPARTMENT HEADS to require reappointment and confirmation of City department heads at least once every four years to guarantee a periodic performance review and vetting of City executives to ensure they continue to perform their jobs adequately and remain accountable to the residents and taxpayers of Willoughby Hills?

WILLOWICK CITY (9 PCTS)

7Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article IX, titled Taxation (Section 9.3, Municipal Income Tax) of the Charter of the City of Willowick be amended to provide that the Council shall have the power to levy a municipal income tax at a rate not to exceed two and one-half percent (2.5%)?

WILLOWICK CITY 1A (1 PCT)

8Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of ten a.m. and midnight by JCC2 Inc. dba The C Store, an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit, holder of a C-1 and C-2 liquor permit authorizing off premises sales who is engaged in the business of a convenient store at 31905 Vine Street, Willowick, Ohio 44095 in this precinct?

FAIRPORT HARBOR VILLAGE (2 PCT)

43.9 Mills Renewal Levy - Current Operating Expenses - Five Years -Commencing 2018 tax year

KIRTLAND HILLS VILLAGE (1 PCT)

4Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article X, Section 10.4 Transfer from Capital Improvement Fund to General Fund be added to the Village Charter which shall read as follows: Notwithstanding the restrictions set forth in Section 10.3 as to disbursements from the Capital Improvement Fund, the Council by ordinances passed by not less than a two-thirds vote of all members may authorize transfers from the Capital Improvement Fund not to exceed five hundred thousand ($500,000) in any fiscal year?

WAITE HILL VILLAGE (1 PCT)

7Proposed Charter Amendment - Shall Article X, Section 2.2 be amended to require the Mayor to provide notice and an opportunity to be heard to an employee prior to the imposition of discipline on the employee if the discipline is a suspension, transfer, reduction in rank, or discharge from employment?

LEROY TOWNSHIP (2 PCTS)

51.5 Mills Renewal Levy - Roads - five years - commencing 2019 tax year

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP (12 PCTS)

51.95 Mills Additional Levy - Roads, bridges, trails, walkways etc. - continuing period of time - commencing 2018 tax year.