Mesopotamia residents to vote on Auburn Career Center levy

CONCORD TOWNSHIP — About 42 registered voters in a section of Mesopotamia will be asked to support a 0.25-mill, five-year permanent improvement levy for the Auburn Career Center.

Margaret Lynch, the career center’s superintendent, said the levy will generate $1.1 million annually for five years to help with improvements for the 52-year old facility.

Lynch said the funds would be used for roof repairs, installing heating and air conditioning, providing insulation, replacing and improving driveways and parking lots, new windows, and updating technology and program equipment for career and technical education programs.

She said the owner of $100,000 home would pay $8.75 per year.

”We are telling people they will be paying the price of a large pizza to help support the school,” Lynch said.

The district has been operating on a 1.5-mill levy for several years and is counting on the 0.25-mill levy to help with needed improvements, school leaders said.

All funds provided by voters would be administered by the Auburn Vocational School District Facilities Committee headed by Mary Javins, school board vice president.

A spokeswoman from the Trumbull County Board of Elections said a small northern section of Mesopotamia has about 42 registered voters who can vote for the career center levy.

Concord Township is located south of Painesville.