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Besides voting for 3 open slots on Beavercreek City Council this election, Beavercreek voters will be asked to consider a number of state, county and local issues. The issues include 3 state issues, charter amendments, tax replacements, renewals and even a tax increase. See below for details about the local issues affecting Beavercreek voters.




QUICK GLANCE AT THE ISSUES IN BEAVERCREEK
GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 3, 2009

Issue 5
Greene County Mental Health and Recovery Board Renewal

1.5 mills-four years-commencing 2009 Operating Community Mental Health

Issue 6
Greene County Council on Aging Replacement & Increase

1 mill-five years-commencing 2009 Operating Senior Council on Aging

Issue 7
Greene County Library Renewal

1 mill-five years-commencing 2010 Current Operating Expenses

Issue 8
Beavercreek City Proposed Charter Amendment

Duties and Definition of Mayor and Vice Mayor

Issue 9
Beavercreek City Proposed Charter Amendment

Transfer of Appropriations

Issue 10
Beavercreek City Proposed Charter Amendment

Annual Appropriations

Issue 24
Beavercreek Township Renewal, Streets & Roads

0.5 mill-five years-commencing 2010 Streets, Roads and Bridges

Issue 25
Beavercreek Township & City Fire Levy

2 mills-for a continuing period of time-commencing 2009

Issue 27
Beavercreek City School District Renewal

1 mill-five years-commencing 2009 Permanent Improvements
Construction, Renovations of Existing Facilities




DETAILED LOOK AT THE ISSUES AFFECTING BEAVERCREEK
GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 3, 2009

GREENE COUNTY ISSUES 5 – 7, NOV. 3 2009
Greene county has three issues on the ballot. One, Issue 6, includes an increase in taxes. The others are renewals or replacements.

5 PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL)
GREENE COUNTY
Greene County Mental Health

A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Greene County Mental Health and Recovery Board for the purpose of OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND FINANCING OF MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD OF GREENE COUNTY PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES at a rate not exceeding 1.5 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.15 for each one hundred dollar of valuation, for a period of four years, commencing in 2009, first due in calendar year 2010.

6 PROPOSED TAX LEVY (REPLACEMENT AND INCREASE)
GREENE COUNTY
Greene County Council on Aging

A replacement of 0.8 mill of an existing levy and an increase of 0.2 mill to constitute a tax for the benefit of Greene County Council on Aging, for the purpose of PROVIDING SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS THROUGH THE GREENE COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS, HOME DELIVERED MEALS, IN HOME CARE, ADULT DAY CARE CAREGIVER SUPPORT AND RESPITE, at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollar of valuation, for a period of five years, commencing with 2009, first due in calendar year 2010.

7 PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL)
GREENE COUNTY

Greene County Library

A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Greene County Library for the purpose of CURRENT EXPENSES at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2010 ,first due in calendar year 2011.




CITY OF BEAVERCREEK ISSUES 8 -10, NOV. 3 2009
Issues for the City of Beavercreek focus on charter amendments this election. Issue 8 clarifies the definition and duties of the Mayor and Vice Mayor. Issue 9 deals with transferring appropriations within accounts and issue 10 clarifies the process of how the annual appropriations (budget) ordinance is conducted. For more details read the descriptions below.

8 PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT
CITY OF BEAVERCREEK
Section 4.04 Officers of the Council
The City Council candidate receiving the highest number of votes from City electors’ at the most recent November general election in an odd numbered year will be the Mayor and will serve as such for the first two (2) years of his or her term. The candidate receiving the second highest number of votes at that election will be the Vice Mayor and will serve for the same two (2) years in that capacity. Tie votes in any Council election shall be resolved by a coin flip in the presence of the person then serving as Mayor or in the presence of two other members of Council. (Amended 11-6-90)

(A) Mayor. The Mayor shall have the right to vote on all issues before the Council but shall have no power of veto. In addition to the powers, rights, and duties as a Council member, the Mayor shall preside at meetings of the Council, shall be recognized as head of the city government for all ceremonial purposes, by the Governor for purposes of military law, and by the courts for civil process involving the City. The Mayor is recognized as the Chief Executive Officer [Executive Officer] as required by the Ohio Revised Code for purposes of declaring an emergency, but not for any action other than as required by declared emergencies. The Mayor may by ordinance have judicial powers and shall perform all other duties prescribed by ordinance or by resolution of the Council not inconsistent with the provisions of this Charter.

(B) Vice Mayor. The Vice Mayor shall exercise all power and perform all the duties of the Mayor in case of temporary absence or disability. Should the office of Mayor become vacant, the Vice Mayor shall succeed to that office. If the office of Vice Mayor becomes vacant, the successor Vice Mayor shall be the member who received the next higher number of votes, at the most recent rotation election of Council members. If it is not possible to identify a successor in that manner, the Council shall choose a new Vice Mayor at its next regular meeting. (Amended 11-6-90; Amendment passed by electorate 11-4-97). City of Beavercreek Ordinance 09-7, passed June 8, 2009

9 PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT
CITY OF BEAVERCREEK
Section 10.04 TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS
At any time during the fiscal year the City Manager may transfer part or all of any unencumbered balance within a fund; and upon written request by the City Manager, the Council shall consider by ordinance the transfer of any unencumbered balance between funds. The ordinance to transfer any unencumbered balance shall become effective upon adoption. (Amended 11-4-89; Amended 11-6-90)
City of Beavercreek Ordinance 09-8, passed June 8, 2009

10 PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT
CITY OF BEAVERCREEK

SECTION 10.10 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE
At the meeting of the Council at which the revised final budget estimates for the appropriation ordinance are submitted, the Council shall adopt the estimates as submitted, or as amended, as the appropriation ordinance of the City of Beavercreek for the ensuing fiscal year:
The appropriation ordinance shall become effective upon adoption and shall constitute an appropriation for the budgeted items and approval of the work projects without further legislation (Amended 11-06-90)
The annual appropriation ordinance and any amendments to the annual appropriation shall be passed by ordinance with an affirmative vote of five members of Council and shall become effective upon adoption.
Provided Council expenses are approved in the annual appropriation ordinance or in an amendment to the annual appropriation ordinance, no resolution otherwise required by Article IV Section 4.10 shall be required to be approved by Council to expend or pay necessary and reasonable expenses of a Council Member incurred in the performance of their official duties. City of Beavercreek Ordinance 09-9, passed June 8, 2009




TOWNSHIP OF BEAVERCREEK ISSUES 24 -25, NOV. 3 2009
Issues for the Township of Beavercreek focus mainly on renewals for the Streets, Roads and Bridges Levy and a replacement for the FIre Levy. More details below.

24 PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL) STREETS, ROADS, BRIDGES
BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP

A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Beavercreek Township, for the purpose of GENERAL CONSTRUTION, RECONSTRUCTION, RESURFACING AND REPAIR OF STREETS, ROADS AND BRIDGES at a rate not exceeding 0.5 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.05 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of five years, commencing in 2010, first due in calendar year 2011.

25 PROPOSED TAX LEVY (REPLACEMENT) FIRE LEVY
BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP

A replacement of two existing levies for the benefit of Beavercreek Township, for the purpose of PROVIDING AND MAINTAINING FIRE APPARATUS, APPLIANCES, BUILDINGS, OR SITES THEREFOR, OR SOURCES OF WATER SUPPLY AND MATERIALS THEREFOR, OR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND PAYMENT OF PERMANENT, PART TIME, OR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS OR FIRE-FIGHTING COMPANIES TO OPERATE THE SAME, INCLUDING THE PAYMENT OF THE FIREFIGHTER EMPLOYER’S CONTRIBUTION REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 742.34 OF THE REVISED CODE, OR TO PURCHASE AMBULANCE EQUIPMENT, OR TO PROVIDE AMBULANCE OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES OPERATED BY A FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE-FIGHTING COMPANY at a rate not exceeding 2 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.20 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2009, first due in calendar year 2010.




BEAVERCREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT ISSUE 27, NOV. 3 2009
Some may find it odd that the school district seeks a renewal of a levy originally designed to renovate existing buildings after last year’s $80 million levy passed with the goal of building new schools and also renovating existing buildings. As always, voters will have to decide if a renewal of this levy is warranted.

27 PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL)
BEAVERCREEK CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Beavercreek City School District, Counties of Greene and Montgomery, Ohio for the purpose of CONSTRUCTING IMPROVEMENTS, RENOVATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO SCHOOL FACILITIES AND PROVIDING EQUIPMENT, FURNISHINGS, AND SITE IMPROVEMENTS THEREFOR, at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of five years, commencing in 2009, first due in calendar year 2010.




LOCAL OPTION BEAVERCREEK CITY-PRECINCT #11 ONLY
SUNDAY SALES OF LIQUOR AT WALNUT GROVE COUNTRY CLUB.

Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of ten a.m. and midnight, by Aramark Corporation, doing business as Aramark @ Walnut Grove County Club an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit.

Sources: Ballot Issues Nov 3, 2009 PDF… Greene County Board of Elections. Portions above from optical character recognition scan of Greene County Board of Elections PDF by The Beavercreek Record.