Tue. 1:08pm: Brookfield levy wins by narrowest of margins

WARREN – A levy that will fund schools in Brookfield has been passed by voters by the narrowest of margins, setting up an automatic recount in the near future.

A final tally of votes from the May 7 election shows the tax issue ahead, 930 to 929.

Results will be certified 3:30 p.m. today by the Trumbull County Board of Elections. It will be then when the board will schedule the recount.

The levy was ahead after Election Day by a slim three votes – 927 to 924 – with small numbers of absentee and provisional ballots left to be counted.

The 4.85-mill levy will raise $606,000 a year and pay for the day-to-day operations of the district.

For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Tribune Chronicle and tribtoday.com.