, 2022-11-08 21:07:14,
COSHOCTON − All levies and liquor options passed in Coshocton County in Tuesday’s general election, per unofficial vote totals from the Coshocton County Board of Elections.
The Coshocton City and County Park District sought renewal of a property tax levy for 10 years at 0.5 mills first approved by voters in 2013. It generates more than $342,000 a year. It was the only county-wide levy on the ballot. There were 6,587 votes for the levy and 4,558 votes against it.
“I’m pleased so many people are in support of our parks,” said Tammi Rogers, executive director of Lake Park.
Funding from the levy not only helps Lake Park and its affiliated facilities, but parks across the county. About $74,500 goes annually to parks in Coshocton, West Lafayette, Warsaw, Bakersville, Conesville, Nellie, New Castle, Plainfield and Tiverton. The rest goes toward general operations and projects at Lake Park on Ohio 83. This includes maintenance, equipment, supplies, security and facility repairs and renovations.
Lake Park is about 500 acres and includes an aquatic center, pavilion, picnic shelters, campgrounds, ball fields, horse pasture, canal boat, lake with fishing and walk paths. An area called hilltop is home to the Indian Mud Run adult obstacle course and a group is forming a new disc golf course. More than 250,000 people visit Lake Park annually.
“It’s kind of just maintaining what we have and doing additional improvements as we can. Definitely, the levy dollars help,” Rogers said. “We’re always looking to continue to beautify and better the park.”
There were six other property tax levies on the ballot. All were for five years, except for a 1.12 mills levy for Coshocton City Schools for general permanent improvements that is for a continuing period of time. That levy got 1,939 votes for it and 1,145 votes against it.
Superintendent David Hire said the levy brings in about $121,000 a year and is used to keep up the facilities and grounds. This includes the main campus and Stewart Field.
“I’m grateful that the community was able to renew a levy for us,” Hire said. “We need to continue to maintain our properties.”
In other levies, the Village of Warsaw for current expenses received 164 votes for it and 63 votes against it. The Village of West Lafayette for polices services got 390 votes for it and 210 votes against it, Jefferson Township for road and bridge work earned 386 votes for it and 178 votes against it, Bethlehem Township for road improvements had 317 votes for it and…
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