The Piqua Public Library is seeking a five-year “renewal and increase” property tax levy. If approved, the existing 1.3-mill tax would continue, and a new 0.5 mills would be added. The cost for the owner of a
$100,000 home would rise from $34.96 per year to $52.46, according to the Miami County Auditor’s office. This would be the first increase in funding in 10 years. The unofficial final showed the library levy with 70 percent in favor and
30 percent against.
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is asking voters to renew its 0.85-mill levy, which raises $592,000 a year, for another five years at the same rate. It would continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home $21.41 per year.
The Hayner Center houses a community arts center featuring classes in art and other subjects, plus free year-round exhibits and concerts.
The unofficial returns showed 75 percent voting for the center’s levy and 25 percent against.
In Tipp City, voters were being asked to renew a 0.50 percent income tax for capital improvements for another 10 years. The unofficial returns had 74 percent supporting the income tax and 26 percent against it.
only contested political race in the county was for the Troy City Council 3rd Ward seat with the winner to replace retiring Councilman John Schweser. Republicans Joseph Girolamo and Samuel Pierce filed for the seat. The unofficial vote showed Girolamo with 31 percent and Pierce with 69 percent.
The Miami County Board of Elections will meet May 18 to certify the election results.