At Tuesday night’s meeting Meigs Local Board of Education members gave a unanimous vote, without discussion or question, to placing the levy on the ballot. The levy over the five years, if passed, will generate about $913,000.
That amount, according to figures presented at last month’s Board meeting by Steve Musser of the Meigs Local Enrichment Foundation (MLEF), project promoters, is the projected funding shortfall for construction of the purposed multipurpose complex.
According to the resolution passed by the Board of Education, the rate of collection is not to exceed 1.95 for each $1 of property valuation for the five year period effective Jan. 1, 2009.
Since the Board of Education is placing the levy on the ballot for the MLEF project, the resolution states that it “remains pursuant to a written agreement of the Meigs Local Enrichment Foundation (MLEF) to pay for the full cost of the District to place the levy on the ballot and to pay for promotional consideration; and with the understanding that any excess proceeds of the levy not used for construction of the multipurpose facility shall be retained by the District for other permanent improvements as approved by the Meigs Local Board of Education.”
Representing the MLEF at last night’s meeting were Mike Bartrum, president, and Musser, treasurer.
In other business at the Board meeting, approval was given to a service agreement with the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center (SEC) to provide pre-school instructional services to resident students of the Meigs Local School District for the upcoming school year in the amount of $120,000; or the final allocation as approved by the Ohio Department of Education for early childhood education pre-school funds, whichever is the lesser amount.
Purchase contracts were given to Nickles Bakery, Inc. for bakery and bread; Broughton Foods Co. for milk and dairy; Rumpke Consolidated Companies for garbage and trash pickup, and Ashland Branded Marketing by G&M Fuel Co., Inc. for gas and diesel fuel.
Personnel hired included Linda Lear on a supplemental contract as newspaper advisor at Meigs Middle School, Carson Crow as Middle School football coach, and Steve Ohlinger, high school athletic director. Kathryn Hill-White was hired as a substitute teacher for the coming school year.
The Board approved an overnight field trip for the Meigs High School FFA to attend the FFA Greenhand Camp in Carrolton on Sept. 25-27.
Attending the meeting were Superintendent William Buckley, Treasurer/CFO Mark Rhonemus; and Board members, Roger Abbott, Ron Logan, Barbara Musser, Larry Tucker, and Scott Walton.