Miami County news: 2 bond issues for Tipp schools


School board approves 2 bond issues

The Tipp City Schools Board of Education voted Monday to ask the Miami County Board of Elections to place two bonds issues on the March ballot.

A 3.98-mill bond issue request would generate nearly $30 million to build a new prekindergarten through third grade building on the site of the Broadway Elementary School.

The second proposed bond issue — for 0.69-mills — would generate $5 million for athletic facilities, primarily a new stadium.

The board voted 4-1 to seek the new school bond issue. Board member Scott Dixon voted no on that proposal. It then voted 3-2 to seek the stadium bond issue. Dixon, Frank Maus and Tom Merritt voted yes for the stadium bond issue while Kate Johnsen and Carla Frame cast the no votes.

The bond issues’ interest rate would be 4.4 percent. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Tipp council leaves district’s boundaries intact

The Tipp City Council voted 6-0 Monday to leave the boundaries of the city’s Restoration and Architectural District boundaries intact.

The vote came on a request by Brian Land of Tipp City to remove from the district a house he owns at 10 E. Walnut St. Land said he wanted to remove the property from the district so he could put vinyl siding, which is not allowed by district rules, on the house.

Some council members said they would like the district’s regulations reviewed to see if they can expand the list of materials accepted for use on district properties. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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