Along with races for the Board of Trustees and Board of Education, Jackson Township voters will be asked to decide on Issue 32 -- a five-year, 3-mill renewal road levy at the polls on Tuesday.
If approved, the levy money generated from the levy will be used to finance all resurfacing and roadway improvements throughout the township.
The renewal of Issue 32 will enable the Ohio Public Works Commission to work with the township. By keeping the commission active in the community, the officials say the township is able to better manage resident's tax dollars. In the last 10 years, the Jackson Township Highway Department has spent $13.9 million or 17 percent on projects that have a total cost of $82.1 million thanks to grants provided through the Commission.
Over the last year, the highway department has finished several projects in the township including a widening of five lanes at the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and Dressler Roads, a widening of four lanes on Frank Road and resurfacing of several streets. The department has also been able to re-stripe more than 40 miles of roads, purchase two new 2014 dump trucks used for salt and snow removal and fix 8,085 feet of curbing.