Vote “NO” against Issue 21

By: NO MORE TAXES

Chardon Mayor Jeff Smock is a liar. Issue 21, will not attract new business or families to the city. But it will cost us $76 million over 37 years. Chardon taxpayers  don’t need that burden.

There are fewer than 3,000 students in the entire Chardon school district and their test scores are among the highest in the state. We don’t need a Taj Mahal school campus to pump up the egos of the educators.

Geauga County is the second richest county, per capita, out of Ohio’s 88 counties. We have all the money we need. We just need to be more judicious in how it is spent.

The first thing that happens when a school levy passes is that everyone gets a raise. Screw that. Let the school system borrow a couple of million dollars. That should be adequate for any necessary repairs.

No new taxes.

In fact, VOTE NO ON ALL BALLOT ISSUES.

11 thoughts on “Vote “NO” against Issue 21

  1. Who the hell wants new residents in Chardon? Or in Geauga County for that matter. I moved here 40 odd years ago because I wanted out of the urban decline in Cleveland. The simplicity of the Chardon/Geauga County I ran to is rapidly disappearing as greedy developers slap together McMansion after McMansion and worse, apartments. It’s a slippery slope once renters and absentee landlord investors outnumber middle class homeowners. Not to mention the crass big box retail and fast food hackatechture spoiling the landscape.

  2. If you gave your kid a car and he never took care of it, would you buy him a NEW one? Seriously? I have been on the capital evaluation team three times in the past thirty years and each time recommended money be spent on maintenance to AVOID the cost of replacement. Not a single one of my recommendations was followed. In fact, precious few maintenance dollars were spent taking care of what we already gave them. Once they demonstrate they can take care of what they have we can look at replacements. Until then, no new car for the lazy kid and no new schools for the Board.

  3. To: Not til they take care of what they have,

    I second that. I don’t know how bad the disrepair in the high school is, but if it had been maintained properly over the years it wouldn’t be this way. These are not business people. Besides mismanagement, I suspect over the years, the board and the super were more interested in salary raises, perks, retirement packages, etc. and now come crying for a new building. Sure there is disrepair, caused by negligence and irresponsibility, but that does not necessitate a new school. Get the repairs done! It’s scary the kind of people we get in these positions.

  4. Renters should understand issue 21 will result in an increase in rent rates. I am a landlord and you better believe if issues 21, 22, 23, and 24 pass I will be raising rent. Vote NO on all levies.

  5. I do not want droves of new residents who have no interest in being here other than taking advantage of all of the resources we have in Chardon. They are escaping from Euclid, Cleveland and Richmond Hts. and bringing all of their baggage and lesser relatives with them. Crime is up, heroin and opiod abuse is up, theft is up, burglary is up, and our taxes are going up.

    No thanks, no wave of new residents for me, I’ve paid my dues and don’t want to support any more losers.

  6. One of the first things their building is a new football stadium. That’s money that could go to the school, teachers and students. I was told that was to appease the parents of the players so they would vote for it. Sorry wrong interest group to go after. Since the bus garage is moving build of the back and into the field infront of the school. Then we don’t have to year up the new track or add a new stadium.

  7. Thank you for not raising my taxes over 500 dollars a year. Just so football parents can have a new stadium.

  8. I AM A GRADUATE JUNE 06,1961. BACK THEN WE HAD 2TEACHERS INVOLVED WITH STUDENTS IN A PORNOGRAPHY RING. WHAT HAPPENED —-NOTHING — IT WAS HUSHED UP WHAT A JOKE. I WAS IN 11TH. GRADE . NOW I ALSO HAD CHILDREN WHO BECAME ADDICTED TO DRUGS — IS THIS WHY YOU WANT TO BUILD NEW EVERYTHING. WHEN I WAS THERE REPAIRS WERE A TOP PRIORITY NOW IT GOES INTO RAISES, THE KIDS COME LAST. WHY BUILD PERHAPS YOU WANT.MORE INDENCENCYDRUGS, CRIME IN OUR SCHOOLS. TAKE CARE OF WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE. ALSO IT WAS IN THE PAPER 2YRS AGO. HANDLON STATED IF THIS LEVIE PASSES WE’LL HAVE TO COME BACK AGAIN FOR MONEY AND THATS WHERE WE ARE NOW. MORE TAXES TO FEED THEM SELVES EVERYTHING IVE JUST STATED IS 100%TRUE. IVE GOT THAT NEWSPAPER ALSO IF THE SCHOOLWAS SO BAD OFF FOR MONEY —–THEN WHY IN THE H–L DID THE SCHOOL PURCHASE WALSH’S HOUSE NEXT TI MIDDLE SCHOOL I BELIEVE THAT WAS $142,000 TEAR IT DOWN IN 2WKS , PUT IN A.PARKING LOT. I HAVE THE NEWSPAPER FOR THAT TOO. THAT MONEY SHOULD’VE BEEN SPENT ON SCHOOL REPAIRS BESIDES WHERE’S ALL THE MONEY GOING? ID NEVER VOTE FOR ANY LEVY CHARDON SCHOOLS HAS BECOME A JOKE

  9. I WANTED TO ADD MY KIDS WERE IN THE TOP 15% OG THEIR CLASSES ALSO WHEN I WOULD VISIT CHARDON MIDDL. SCHOOL THETER WERE 2 TEACHERS PLAYING HANKY PANKY, THEY DIDN’T CARE IF YOU OBSERVED

  10. A majority of people in the Chardon school district feel the same way you do Marlene. I hope the defeat of Issue 21 serves as a warning to West G. school board and Super. that people are not going to take this kind of crap anymore.

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