Friday, March 15, 2013
Brecksville-Broadview Heights Superintendent Scot Prebles and Treasurer Richard Berdine are featured in the 5-minute video.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights School Board of Education will place a 7.4-mill renewal levy on the May ballot. To educate the public on the tax, the district recently posted a 5-minute video to the district's website, explaining what the levy is and what it means to the community. In the video, which includes a brief question and answer format, Superintendent Scot Prebles leads a conversation with district treasurer, Richard Berdine. The replacement levy, they said, won't raise taxes and won't generate any additional money for the district. To watch the video, click here. Tell us, does the video help clear things up for you? What do you still want to know about the levy?
Friday, February 1, 2013
The renewal wouldn’t raise taxes.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education voted to put a 7.4-mill renewal levy on the ballot this May during its meeting on Monday. This was the final step for the board to put the renewal levy on the May 7 ballot, board President David Tryon said in an email. According to a press release from the district, the levy was first passed in 1988 and brings in about $4.8 million a year. Passage of the renewal would not raise taxes, but rather, keep taxes at their current level. This renewal levy is being placed on the ballot as a continuing levy. That means that if it is passed, taxpayers will continue to pay that millage in the future, but the levy would not be placed on the ballot again. Currently, this levy comes up for renewal …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The levy has been in place since 1988.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education took the first step toward putting a renewal levy on the May ballot on Monday. According to a press release from the district, the board voted to approve the first of two required resolutions to put the levy on the May 7 ballot during its meeting on Monday. The 7.4-mill levy was first passed in 1988 and brings in about $4.8 million each year. Renewal levies do not raise taxes. In the current resolution, the levy would appear on the ballot as a continuing levy. That means that it would become permanent if passed by voters. Currently, the levy comes up for renewal every five years. District treasurer/chief financial officer Rick Berdine said the levy makes up about 11 percent of the …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Catch up on the news this week.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Here’s a look at how many people voted in person and by mail in Tuesday’s election.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights’ community voted to renew a 6.8-mill levy for the school district on Tuesday. Here’s a quick look at the numbers from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections: These figures are still unofficial. Additional vote-by-mail ballots and provisional ballots can be included in the final, official numbers.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections are in.
Update, 9:01 p.m. School Board President David Tryon said he is "very pleased with the results" of Tuesday's election. Tryon said he was optimistic that the renewal levy would pass, but that he didn't think it would be by such a majority of the voters. Nearly 74 percent of voters were in favor of the renewal levy. "I'm very grateful for the overwhelming support from the taxpayers," Tryon said. Update, 8:45 p.m. As of 8:42 p.m., all of the 22 precincts have been counted, and the renewal levy for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District has passed. According to unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 3,848 people voted for the renewal levy, and 1,360 voted against it. *These are unofficial numbers from …
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections estimates that less than a quarter of registered voters have cast a ballot as of 2 p.m.
The polls have been quiet but steady today, poll workers at City Hall and the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center said earlier this afternoon. The Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools community is voting on a 6.8-mill renewal levy for the district. The levy brings in more than $5 million for the district each year. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections estimates that about 13.9 percent of registered voters in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District had cast a ballot as of 2 p.m. Community Outreach Manager Dennis Anderson said this number was based on a sampling. The figure does include vote-by-mail ballots. Bill Kovacs, a poll worker at City Hall, said the traffic was slower than March’s primary, but that it was better than he …
There’s a renewal levy for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools on today’s ballot.
Residents in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District have a special election today. There’s a 6.8-mill renewal levy for the school district on the ballot—it’s the only issue voters will see. The renewal levy brings in more than $5 million for the district each year. Here are the polling locations for Brecksville voters: Voters can check which precinct they’re in on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website. Polling locations will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget to bring proper identification to the polls—a list of acceptable documents can be found on the board’s website—and any vote-by-mail ballots that have not been mailed yet can be submitted in person at the Board of Elections office. Check …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked by Monday.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Catch up on the news this week.
If you missed a story or two this week, don’t worry—you can catch up quickly by reading the summaries below.