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On Tuesday, May 8, residents of the Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District will vote on a combined property tax and income tax bond levy for the renovation and replacement of the local middle school and high school. Learn more about the issue.
Yellow Springs community residents interested in getting involved in local governing will find a variety of opportunities in this year’s elections.
This information is excerpted from the Yellow Springs News 2011 Voters’ Guide, which came with the Oct. 27 print edition. Limited copies are available for free at the News office at 253 1/2 Xenia.
Alex Bieri is a Clifton Village Council member, and this election year he is running unopposed for the position of mayor.
While Democratic Governor Ted Strickland came out on the losing end of a tight statewide race, in Yellow Springs he was king, the choice of nine out of 10 local voters. Unfortunately for Strickland, the state did not follow the lead of the village.
Since it began several years ago, Nonstop members have aimed to fill voids. First, they filled an intellectual void in the village by offering classes after Antioch College closed down. Even after the college revived, Nonstop provided a series of cultural events.
Yellow Springs voters delivered a resounding yes to village schools on Tuesday, handily passing Issue 5, the renewal levy for the Yellow Springs schools. Village-wide, about 75 percent of voters favored the levy and 25 percent voted against it. Click on the headline to read details and other election results.
About half of all Democrats who vote in the party primary don’t vote for the Democratic state central committeeman and committeewoman seats, which are on the ballot every four years. Probably, according to Don Hollister, people avoid that race because they don’t know the candidates nor exactly what the committee does.
The Nov. 3 elections for Village Council and school board livened up at the last minute last week, when several new hopefuls entered the races shortly before the deadline.
With only three weeks until the deadline to file and seven seats up for grabs, only one newcomer has indicated interest in running for a local office, while several incumbents have stated their intention to seek re-election.