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Mahoning voters to see renewal levy on fall ballot for disabilities board operations



Published: Thu, June 30, 2011 @ 1:22 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County commissioners passed a resolution today to place a 2-mill, five-year operating levy renewal on the Nov. 8 ballot for the county board of developmental disabilities.

That levy generates about $5.2 million annually for the developmental disabilities board, which serves about 1,300 clients, said Larry Duck, DD board superintendent.

The voters renewed last year the board’s other levy, which is 3 mills. Together, these levies provide 75 percent of the board’s operating revenue at a time when state funding is declining, Duck said.

“If it weren’t for these two levies, our program wouldn’t exist,” Duck told the commissioners.

The developmental disabilities board operates the Leonard Kirtz School and a senior citizens’ center, both in Austintown, and two adult workshops in Boardman.


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1spinman(70 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

I wonder if the taxpayers are aware of Larry Duck's salary and perks ?????

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2Ytownnative(1014 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

108k a year?????
Wow this is a no vote for me look at the salaries these people are getting paid.
300+ employees.
This sounds like the library levy I voted for and the first thing they did was give everyone pay raises.

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3Cowboyfan(105 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

So sorry. Voting NO

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4mick(13 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

just think of those who need this passed.
voting yes !!!!!!

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5Harley_Guy(109 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

@ Mick - If you have so much money that voting yes and paying 6-figured incomes to the employees isn't going to bother you - go right ahead...

In the real world we are at our limit when it comes to the funds we have coming in (just glad I'm not unemployed). I'm tired of officials thinking that the solution is taxes and levies - I just hope there is a "Vote NO" for all box so I don't have to go one by one!!!

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6Ytownnative(1014 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

They already got a 3mill passed last year. Ever year its another levy to "help" the disabled. They already have a fleet of busses worth more then I'll make in my lifetime. An indoor pool at the school. 300+ employees (their website says 400) for 1200 hundred people 4-1 (3-1) ratio This is insane

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