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Boardman levy plan advances

Published: Tue, August 9, 2011 @ 12:01 a.m.

By Ashley Luthern



Township trustees had a first reading Monday of a resolution for a levy renewal to be placed on the November ballot.

Voters should expect to see a 3-mill, five-year renewal levy for the general fund in November.

The trustees are scheduled to have a special meeting at 11:30 a.m. today at the township government center, 8299 Market St., for a second reading of the resolution.

The 3-mill, five-year general-fund levy originally was approved by voters in the early 1980s.

It generates about $1.26 million annually and costs $39.14 annually for the owner of a home valued at $100,000, said Anthony Magnetta, budget analyst in the Mahoning County auditor’s office.

The township’s 2011 budget is $17.1 million.

“We aren’t asking for any new money,” said township Administrator Jason Loree.

Loree said township voters historically have supported renewal levies.

“We need this renewal as much as we needed the additional levy,” Loree said, referring to last week’s special election for a police levy.

That measure, a 3.85-mill, five-year additional levy for police services, was approved by 56.3 percent of voters. The township will begin collecting money from the police levy in April.

In other business, the trustees approved a resolution objecting to a new liquor permit request for Dollar General, 271 Boardman-Canfield Road, and requiring a ballot initiative to the change the precinct, which is currently dry.

This type of objection from the trustees is the township’s standard practice.


1taxpayer1001(274 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? This is exactly why they had to pay $50,000 for a special election because it wouldn't have passed with both in November.

The amount they are taking back from the police to the general fund is more than this levy. But I am SURE this will pass also. So PLEASE Vindy and commenters, lets not have a constant daily battle over passing this or not. It's going to be the same exact thing as the other levy, it will pass. PLEASE DON'T MAKE US SEE every little thing in the Vindy again. As many others have stated on here, You can't fix stupid!

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2Doctore(52 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

This is a renewal of a levy passed in the early 80's. Hence the reason it is 3 mil, and only generating 1.26 million.

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3taxpayer1001(274 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

It's a renewal but what's the need since they are taking 2.5 m back out of the police budget since that levy passed? Do you not understand that or just trying to keep the tax $ coming in??

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4seminole(476 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Yep, it's a renewal for all you morons that supported the latest tax rape they just passed. Again, let me ask you for those that make comments about it only being a renewal, how can you run a house w/o a paycheck, etc: would you keep paying an employee of they didn't improve your business, did not bring in any new business to support their base salary? Didn't think so...the Three Stooges will misappropriate the "police levy" and are already asking for more.

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