POMEROY — Meigs County voters in Tuesday’s election approved two tax issues, included among the 13 on the ballot, which will stabilize the level of community service to senior citizens and residents with mental handicaps and developmental disabilities.
Both the new .5 mill levy for five years for the Meigs County Council on Aging, and the renewal of a 2-mill levy for five years for the Carleton School and Meigs Industries passed by a large majority vote.
The unofficial count shows that voters approved the Meigs County Council on Aging’s new levy by the vote of 6,151 to 3,647 against.
The Carleton School and Meigs Industries renewal levy was approved by a vote count of 5,918 for with 3,847 against.
All of the other tax issues on the ballot passed with the exception of a new 1.5-mill tax levy in Columbia Township for road maintenance. The vote was 276 for and 297 against that levy.
The unofficial results of the tax issues which passed, all for periods of five years, are as follows:
Racine Village, replacement tax of 1.7 mills for current expenses: 231 for, 105 against.
Chester Township, renewal of 1-mill levy for road maintenance: 802 for, 414 against.
Letart Township, renewal of 1-mill levy for maintaining and operating cemeteries: 246 for, 91 against.
Middleport Village, renewal of 1-mill for fire protection; 531 for; 311 against.
Olive Township, renewal of 1-mill for maintaining and operating cemeteries: 464 for, 257 against.
Pomeroy Village: renewal of 1.9 mills for current expenses: 327 for, 244 against.
Pomeroy Village, renewal of 1 mill for fire protection: 397 for, 184 against.
Rutland Township, renewal of .3 mill for maintaining and operating cemeteries:618 for, 320 against.
Sutton Township, replacement of .4 mill for maintaining and operating cemeteries: 744 for, 409 against.
Rutland Township, renewal of 2.16 mills for five years for road maintenance: 589 for, 354 against.
As for the local liquor options on the ballot, all three passed.
The permit sought by Joseph Freeman Post 476, American Legion, Salem Township, for a D-4 liquor permit passed by a vote of 239 for to 163 against.
The permit for the sale of wine and mixed beverages for sale on Sunday between the hours of 11 a.m. and midnight sought by Slimz,LLC, dba Hill’s Food Mart/Racine Sunoco, for a D-6 liquor permit passed by a vote of 199 for, 138 against.
The permit for the sale of wine and mixed beverages by Slimz,LLC dba Hill’s Food Mart, Racine Sunoco for a C-2 liquor permit at the 521 Elm Street and Drive-up Area, Racine, was also approved by a vote of 224 for, 114 against.
The official count of ballots will take place by the Meigs County Board of Elections on Nov. 17. At that time, 253 provisional ballots will be counted and included in the vote totals.
Of Meigs County’s 16,714 registered voters, a total of 10,197 cast ballots, making the voter turnout 61 percent of those registered.