Eight local levies will be put to public vote on the Nov. 8 ballot, the majority of them increasing the out-of-pocket amount for taxpayers if passed.
Maumee City Schools will be the most expensive with a proposed new 4.80-mil operating levy that will cost the owner of a $100,000 home approximately $147 per year. An owner of a $150,000 home would pay about $220 annually.
”It’s an operating levy, so it will pay for day-to-day operational expenses, textbooks, personnel, supplies, utilities, gasoline, those kinds of things,” said Nancy Sayer, spokeswoman for Maumee City Schools.
Toledo City Schools chose to drop a 7.99-mil levy this year.
The District will still ask voters to renew a 2.50-mil capital improvement levy, which will continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home approximately $38.28 per year.
The Village of Berkey is requesting a 2.0-mil operating levy, which will be a new tax of approximately $61.25, based on a $100,000 home.
Replacement levies that, if passed, will result in a tax increase include Sylvania Township’s seniors levy ($9.80 on a $100,000 home), Waterville Township’s police levy ($58.19 on a $100,000 home), and Harding Township’s fire levy ($45.94 on a $100,000 home).
Renewal levies that will not increase taxes include Oregon City’s police renewal and Jerusalem Township’s fire renewal.
State Issue I, a ”Jobs for Ohio” bond issue, will not require a tax increase if approved. A positive vote on this issue will renew the State Capital Improvements Program, the Third Frontier Project and Job Ready Sites.