STOW – Two renewal levies will most likely be before voters in the Stow-Munroe Falls school district in the fall

The school board met in a special meeting July 13 to pass legislation for the levies in order to place them on the November ballot.

Both are renewal emergency levies. The $4.6 million levy is for five years and was previously approved May 5, 2015 for collections in 2017 through 2021. The $6.5 million levy is for 10 years and was previously approved Nov. 8, 2011 for collection in 2012 through 2021.

In 2015 the five-year levy was 5.14 mills to raise the $4.6 million each year; in 2011, voters approved 6.57 mills for 10 years to raise the $6.5 million annually.

Treasurer Trevor Gummere said because both are renewals and homeowners should not see an increase in taxes. The total of $11.1 million annually from both levies is for operations of the schools, which covers teacher salaries, benefits, utilities and student materials among other expenses.

The school board must pass a resolution of necessity for each levy followed by a resolution of intent in order to be placed on the ballot.

The school board passed a resolution of necessity on the $6.5 million emergency tax levy on June 22 and passed the resolution of intent to proceed with the election on the question of renewal of an emergency tax levy July 13.

The school board member approved a resolution of necessity for the $4.6 million emergency levy July 13 and are scheduled to vote on the resolution of intent at the regular July 20 school board meeting in order to meet the Aug. 5 deadline.

Gummere sends the resolutions of necessity to the Summit County auditor and they certify to the school board the language and annual levy expressed in dollar and cents for each $100 of valuation as well as in mills for each $1 valuation throughout the life of the levy.

After passage by the school board, the levies are submitted to the Summit County Board of Elections by Aug. 5 to appear on November’s ballot.

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