by Ken Lahmers


Aurora At its Jan. 22 meeting, the Aurora Board of Education voted to submit a 7.33-mill replacement levy to the Portage County Board of Elections for placement on the May 8 ballot.

District Treasurer Bill Volosin said the levy would cost local property owners about 1.29 mills more in taxes and will amount to about 25 percent of general fund revenue.

Volosin said the Portage County auditors office has calculated the levy would generate about $4.57 million a year, bringing the districts general fund millage to about 31.

If passed, the levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $39.63.

Volosin said the current five-year levy, which expires at the end of this year, is being collected at about 6.1 mills. The replacement levy also would run for five years.

Superintendent Russ Bennett had said earlier that the replacement levy would go for salaries, textbooks and general instruction.

"Its not a big change," said Board President Jerry Kohanski. "Its money already approved by voters, but with a slight increase. Choosing a replacement levy allows us to increase our revenue slightly."


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