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Mahoning residents to vote on combined Children Services levy in fall



Published: Thu, July 17, 2014 @ 9:55 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN

The Mahoning County commissioners have placed on the Nov. 4 ballot a 1.85-mill, five-year Children Services real-estate tax levy that would generate $7,303,723 annually, which is nearly $2.8 million more than the combined revenue from the two levies it would replace.

The November levy would combine and replace two existing levies: A 1-mill levy, first passed in 1995, which generates $2,993,453 annually, and a 0.85-mill levy, first passed in 1976, which delivers $1,531,639 a year, for a current combined total of $4,525,132 a year.

The combining of the two levies into a replacement based on today’s property values raises more money than the two current levies together because levy revenues are based on property values at their initiation; and today’s property values are higher than when the current levies began.

The child-welfare agency needs the extra $2,778,591 in local money from the combined replacement to compensate for declines in state and federal funding, said Randall Muth, CS director.

Read more about the tax in Friday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.


Comments

1rickking123(312 comments)posted 5 months ago

Nope. Vote against it. 2.8 million more than the current levies generate is way too much in this economy. I predict raises will be granted if the "suckers" er I mean voters approve this.

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2redeye1(4690 comments)posted 5 months ago

My family and I have vowed to vote NO on all tax issues until the three stooges are gone. We need someone who really knows what they are doing. Not just someone throwing OUR tax money at their problems.

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3DontBanThisDrone(527 comments)posted 5 months ago

A 62% increase in your property tax, huh?

Sure, I'm all for it.

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