Sheffield Village/

Sheffield Lake

By John Edwards

At 6 p.m. Feb. 19, about two dozen residents (mostly members of the Parent Teacher Association), students, teachers, administrators, Sheffield Village Mayor John Hunter and Clerk-Treasurer Timothy Pelcic met in the Brookside High School library to kick off their campaign for the renewal of two emergency operating levies. The two property tax levies Issue 7 – which raises $2,300,000 and Issue 8, which raises $1,894,000 – provide nearly all of the operating capital for the district. Discussions were general, and the committee hopes to attract new members to its next meeting on Feb. 26 at the same time and place. Any residents of Sheffield Lake and Sheffield Village are invited to attend and support the renewals – or argue against them.

Committee members will elect officers and collectively spread the word to voters via yard signs, e-mails, telephone calls and text messages that Issues 7 and 8 are “just renewals, not new taxes – they will not raise your taxes.” Anyone living within the school district who would like to display a yard sign is asked to contact Board of Education member Sandra Jensen by phone at 440-949-5819 or via e-mail at


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