Voters in nine Montgomery County jurisdictions will vote Nov. 2 whether to approve funds for police, fire and emergency services, along with roads and bridges and operating expenses for one municipality and a library.
Countywide, all voters will decide whether to renew the Human Services Levy, the largest revenue-generator on the ballot that will bring in more than $73 million annually to help fund safety-net programs as well as Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County.
There are no school issues on November’s ballot in Montgomery County districts.
Brookville voters will again be asked to approve a streets levy twice rejected. Each time before, it was coupled with a parks levy also rejected. Council decided to put just one in front of voters in November, said City Manager Sonja Keaton.
The Brookville levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $134.75 more a year and bring in $474,447, according to the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office.
Since 2017, the city hasn’t had the funds to resurface streets, a maintenance practice that’s less expensive than letting roadways deteriorate to the point they need to be reconstructed, Keaton said.
“If you start losing the base, it’s going to cost a lot more,” she said. “We want to get back on a program where we can continually maintain our streets on an annual basis.”
Riverside voters will decide whether the city’s income tax jumps a percentage to 2.5% with the additional amount split to cover police and fire services.
Voters in Germantown and Trotwood will also vote on a slew of municipal charter amendments that deal with the powers and duties of various board members, salaries and council actions.
What Montgomery County voters will see on November ballots
|Jurisdiction||Purpose||Type||Millage||Length||Cost/$100k home||Increase||Annual Revenue|
|Brookville||Streets levy||Additional||3.85 mills||5 years||$134.75||$134.75||$474,447|
|Countywide||Human Services Levy||Renewal||8.21 mills||8 years||$41.61||No||$73,287,360|
|Englewood||Fire/EMS levy||Additional||1.65 mills||Continuing||$57.75||$57.75||$477,329|
|German Twp.||Parks and recreation levy||Replacement|| 0.5 mill||5 years||$17.50||$2.19||$103,391|
|Jackson Twp.||Police/EMS levy||Renewal||1.8 mills||5 years||$42.75||No||$109,646|
|Jackson Twp., North Fire District||Fire/EMS levy||Additional||2.5 mills||Continuing||$87.50||$87.50||$137,894|
|Oakwood||Current expenses levy||Renewal||2.72 mills||5 years||$38.86||No||$468,301|
|Perry Twp.||Fire levy||Additional||2.5 mills||Continuing||$87.50||$87.50||$300,248|
|Phillipsburg||Streets and bridges levy||Additional||3 mills||Continuing||$105.00||$105.00||$22,069|
|Riverside||Police, fire/EMS||Income tax||Addl. 1% (2.5% total)||Continuing|| || || |
|Washington-Centerville Public Library District||Current expenses levy||Renewal||3 mills||Continuing||$74.23||No||$5,167,279|
Source: Montgomery County Board of Elections, Montgomery County Auditor's Office