LIBERTY — Most township voters against a new levy to maintain Liberty Local School buildings.
According to unofficial polling results, 54 percent of voters (1,310) voted against the five-year, 2.5-mill levy, and 46 percent voted to approve (1,117 votes).
"In this area, any new money is a tough sell," Superintendent Joseph Nohra said Tuesday night.
The levy would have initially generated $560,000 per year, for a five-year total of approximately $2,800,000, according to the school district website.
It would have funded “severely needed” infrastructure projects, from parking lots to roofing, Nohra said. Not being able to vote in person “dramatically changed the face of the election,” said Nohra. The board will re-evaluate and possibly lower the amount to try the levy again.
All results are unofficial until a final tally on May 8.