Headlines for 4/18/2016

Town hall meeting looks at budget, charter school issues
Written by David Schaef

About three dozen people were in attendance at the first of three Conneaut School District Town Hall meetings with the next two scheduled for tonight, Monday, April 18, at Conneaut Lake Middle School and Monday, April 25, at Conneaut Area Senior High. Meetings begin at 7 p.m.

Topics covered included budget, cyber/charter schools and curriculum/WIN Learning.

Points made in the budget presentation included that school district revenue comes from 53% state sources, 43% local sources and 4% federal sources. Local sources totals just over $15 million with the bulk of that being from real estate taxes - some $13,667,537. Earned income taxes raise $1,300,000 and per capita taxes $104,490.

The money is spent in these categories - $18,986,868 in instructional services [52%]; $12,933,720 in support services [35%]; $4,093,100 in debt service/other [11%]; and $805,090 in athletics/activities [2%].


Summit supervisors approve CL Park subdivision
Written by Roseanne Staab

Summit Township supervisors held their April public meeting with Supervisor Bill Agnew leading the salute to the American Flag. Supervisors Lud Zarembinski and Jerauld Smith were also in attendance. Secretary Cindy McCoy took the minutes and there were 3 citizens present.

The minutes from the March meeting were approved unanimously.

For Public Comment, a man asked Solicitor William Walker some questions regarding Conneaut Lake Park and a subdivision proposal of beach front property therein.

Attorney Walker answered that there are two competing plans for the Park, one from the Trustees and one from the four taxing bodies.

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