Voters will decide a school issue at Licking and a street sales tax extension at Houston during balloting today.
Voters in the Licking School District will see Proposition B. If it passes, it would result in an 85-cent per $100 assess valuation hike to the capital projects levy and fund an elementary expansion, eliminate elementary school trailers, increase safety and security, expand the cafeterias and repair existing facilities. The levy would sunset after 20 years.
Taxpayers would see an increase beginning with their 2020 taxes.
In Houston, residents will be asked to extend for another five years a quarter-cent transportation sales tax earmarked for street and sidewalk improvements. It annually funds the city’s street asphalt overlay projects. It generates about $170,000 annually.