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Mentor School Board Appoints Two To Library Board, Puts Library Levy On Ballot

Mentor Schools also recognized the Mentor Sparkles during its Board of Education meeting Tuesday night

The Mentor Schools Board of Education appointed two new members to the Board of Trustees during its meeting Tuesday night at the facility.

Kurt Helfrich will replace Harry Fishleigh III, in federal court. His term started Tuesday and will end Dec. 13, 2017.

Diane Wantz was also appointed to the Library Board. However, her term does not begin until Jan 1 and lasts until Dec. 31, 2018. She will replace .

Finally, the School Board voted for current Library Trustee Lowell Davis to have two more years on the board.

The Board also approved putting the .

If approved, the new 2-mill levy would produce $3.6 million for the library system, which is $1.7 million more than the current levy, said Library Fiscal Officer Colleen Snyder.

The new levy would cost property owners an additional $28 annually per $100,000 valuation. The levy currently costs property owners $33 per $100,000 valuation.

The library said it would revoke its current 1.1-mill levy that was approved in 2008. That means the new levy would effectively replace the current levy, though it’s not a replacement levy.

Also at the School Board meeting:

  • The Board and administration recognized the .
  • The board and administration congratulated its district's Food Service Program for receiving the Stellar Award, which reccognizes the best health practices, for the fourth year.

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