Voters in the Brunswick Schools district approved Tuesday a renewal levy to fund general operations.
The approval, garnered during a primary election that saw just four issues on the ballot including a shared issue with voters in Wayne County, means electors will return to the polls to decide on the district’s funding in 10 years instead of five years.
The 1.9-mill levy brings in about $2 million annually and will continue to cost residents $59.85 per $100,000 in valuation. The issue passed with 1,465-1,043 votes, or 58 percent to 42 percent, according to unofficial election results from the Medina County Board of Elections.
Previously the issue was a five-year levy, but district officials said extending the levy to 10 years will better help with financial planning.
Superintendent Michael Mayell said Tuesday evening that he appreciated the support of voters, especially during an election that saw voter turnout at 8 percent.
“I do want to say we’re very humbled and thankful to the community for their continued support for our district,” Mayell said. “They come out time and time again to support us for renewals.”
There were no contested candidates on the ballot in the county and no statewide issues, which gave many voters in the county nothing to decide. But the Brunswick issue gave residents an opportunity to exercise their support for the direction the district is going in.
“I want them to know that we are thankful for their support and we will continue to provide a great education for our students and continue to keep their trust,” Mayell said about those who went to the polls to support the levy.
Other issues that appeared on ballot include a 2.5-mill tax levy renewal with a 2-mill increase in Homer Township, a 2-mill levy renewal for fire maintenance in Chatham Township and a 1-mill levy renewal in Canaan Township in Wayne County that just appeared on the ballot in one precinct in Westfield Township.
The issue in Chatham Township passed while voters in Homer Township defeated the issue that provides funds for general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges within the township.
The Canaan Township issue passed, according to unofficial results from the Wayne County Board of Elections.