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Austintown trustees will seek senior-services levy in November



Published: Mon, June 27, 2011 @ 9:25 p.m.

AUSTINTOWN — Township trustees will ask voters to approve a senior-services levy in November to ensure the township’s popular Senior Citizens Center stays put.

Chairman Jim Davis said the board voted during its meeting tonight to request information on that levy and two township renewal levies from the Mahoning County Auditor’s office.

Davis said the senior levy will be 0.5-mill, five-year levy that will fund the senior center, which is operating solely through donations at the Westchester Building on Westchester Drive.

For the complete story, read Tuesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com


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1UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

More new tax dollars needed - when will it stop? People are full of it up to here with taxes.

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2block50(128 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

But you'll be the first in line to get gov't services and benefits. From schools to roads to Social Security and Medicare, it's all taxes. All those teabaggers can't wait till the fist of the month to get 'their' checks. Such hypocrisy! Everyone's able to afford to stick Grandma in a nursing home thanks to Medicaid-otherwise known as taxes. Stop drinking the kool aid and think for yourself.

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3Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

block50 you can not argue with the haters . As soon as they spit or type out their hate they climb back under their rocks

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4AtownParent(562 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Sorry but this is just ridiculous. We already pay a senior services tax to the county and now I need to pay one to the township to support a senior center that the majority of the population in Austintown does not use? You want money for fire, police, roads and the operations of the township. Maybe you should have thought about the funding of the center before you opened it.

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5Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

As you see Block50 they become out like things from the night

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6AtownParent(562 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

The sheriff's department and mental health board both have senior programs that we pay taxes to support. Austintown did not have this center until recently and when it was being discussed there was talk of having membership dues. Maybe they should do that instead of asking the taxpayers for more money. As it is the school district will be looking for 14 mill to fix Fitch, plus they are talking about 2 renewals to operate the township. When is enough, enough?

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7mark(60 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

AtownParent: I agree 100%. Our township can afford to replace sidewalks along Bexley Drive, yet many neighborhoods never even got sidewalks the first time around? Makes no sense.

Perhaps the trustees can set up a program for us to have our whole paychecks direct deposited into the township's general fund? That should save them the trouble of getting these tax increases put on the ballot twice a year since they'll just keep asking for them until they get approved anyway.

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8sscavel(17 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Does Austintown ever stop with taxing its property owners? I know I had enough. Our property taxes are the highest around, and no one wants to own a home here (that has any sense)! Yet owners (and renter's- who should have their rents increased everytime time they vote yes on levies) -still vote in favor. I don't care it's only a .5 mil-enough is enough! I like senior citizens, but can't afford to keep paying taxes. Let the Senior Center hire a grant writer or do fund raisers! There has to be another way.

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9sscavel(17 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Geromajor: I see your point, but I know I can't take another tax -can you see my point??? My property taxes are already sky high! Austintown is all about "yes" to taxes! When will people wise up around here and start saying no to more taxes? I have to live within my means -and it's getting harder to do, and yet you come begging for more???? We are the least wanted area for people wanting to buy homes.-Yes, everyone wants Canfield or Poland (I am in the real estate business). And at least Poland and Canfield stood up and voted NO to more levies last time (schools). When will Austintown wise up and do the same. Does everyone have deep pockets in Austintown? I wonder????

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10AtownParent(562 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

Here is your senior levy for Mahoning County:

http://www.vindy.com/news/2011/aug/04...

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