Busy November ballot awaits county voters

LISBON – There will be a whopping 35 ballot issues before voters in the Nov. 4 election, including 12 natural gas aggregation issues.

Wednesday was the filing deadline at the county elections board for ballot issues, which included everything from a proposed zoning plan for Center Township to money issues, liquor options and, of course, the gas aggregation issues.

These aggregation issues, if passed, give the village council or township trustees permission to negotiate with suppliers on a lower natural gas rate, with residents and businesses automatically enrolled in the plan, unless they opt out.

Following is a list of the ballot issues by community:

Countywide: Renewal of 0.75-mill children services levy.

Butler Township: Gas aggregation and new 1.5-mill road levy.

Center Township: Zoning plan, gas aggregation and renewal of 2-mill road levy.

Columbiana: Renewal of 2-mill fire levy.

East Liverpool: New 4-mill police levy and new 2-mill general operating levy.

East Liverpool School District: Renewal of a 6.5-mill operating levy.

East Palestine: Renewal of 5-mill street levy.

Elkrun Township: Renewal of 1-mill fire levy and liquor option for Lock 24 restaurant, seeking permission to sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday.

Franklin Township: Renewal of 3-mill fire levy.

Hanover Township: Gas aggregation, renewal of 1.1-mill fire levy and renewal of 1.1 road levy.

Hanoverton: Gas aggregation.

Knox Township: Gas aggregation and liquor option to sell alcoholic beverages at the Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, Homeworth Road, from Monday through Saturday.

Lisbon: Gas aggregation.

Liverpool Township: Existing 2-mill road levy, with 2-mills added on.

Madison Township: Gas aggregation and new 1.5-mill road levy.

Middleton Township: Gas aggregation.

Perry Township: Gas aggregation.

Salem: Renewal of 1-mill park levy but as a replacement levy, which will result in a property tax increase.

Salem School District: Renewal of 6.7-mill operating levy.

Southern Local School District: Renewal of 7.84-mill operating levy.

Summitville: New 1.5-mill fire levy.

Unity Township: Gas aggregation.

Washington Township: Renewal of 3-mill fire levy for the Highlandtown Fire Department.

Wayne Township: Existing 2-mill road levy, with 1-mill added on.

West Township: Gas aggregation.