** The Yellow Springs school district will ask voters to approve a combination income tax and property tax issue to fund renovations and additions at the high school/McKinney Middle School complex.
The property tax portion is a 4.7-mill bond issue that would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $164.50 per year for 37 years, according to the Greene County Auditor’s Office. It would be paired with a 0.25 percent income tax.
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Master Plan documents from the school district describe an $18.5 million project to demolish some older sections of the school campus, and construct a new 48,000 square foot academic wing, plus a 4,400 square-foot band room and office space addition.
** Bellbrook voters will have two new tax levies to vote on May 8. The city of Bellbrook is putting a permanent, 1.75-mill Fire/EMS levy on the ballot. City Manager Mark Schlagheck said the levy would fix a structural deficit in fire/EMS funding, plus allow the city to add an extra firefighter. The levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an extra $61.25 per year.
Voters in both Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Twp. will vote on a new 10-year, 0.6-mill levy for the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District. That levy would add $21 per year to the tax bill of a $100,000 home.
** The small city of Union, north of Englewood, will have a pair of new property tax levies on the May 8 ballot. Each levy is a permanent, 2.5-mill ballot issue, one for police services and one for Fire/EMS. Each would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an extra $87.50 per year, according to the Montgomery County Auditor's Office.
** Washington Twp. also will have two levies on the May 8 ballot. The 4.65-mill Fire/EMS levy is a straight five-year renewal that would not increase tax rates. But the five-year parks and recreation levy is a "replacement with increase" levy that would make millage rise from 0.7 to 1.0. The annual cost for the owner of a $100,000 home would rise from the current $19.80 to $35. Washington Twp. voters will also weigh in on a zoning referendum related to redevelopment of the former Hithergreen Center.
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** German Twp. will have one renewal levy and one additional levy on the May 8 ballot. The parks and recreation pool levy is a five-year, 0.5-mill renewal that would not change tax rates. The five-year, 2-mill road and bridge levy would be a new tax that would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $70 per year.
** Clay Twp. voters will decide on a new, permanent 3.5-mill Fire/EMS levy. It would cost an extra $122.50 for the owner of a $100,000 home.
** Jefferson Twp. is asking voters to approve a permanent 3.75-mill levy for general operating expenses, at an added cost of $131.25 per $100,000 of value.
** Perry Twp. placed a permanent 1.5-mill Fire/EMS levy on the ballot. The new tax would cost $52.50 annually for the owner of a $100,000 home.
** Harrison Twp. is asking voters to renew its existing 4.0-mill police levy and make the tax permanent. The annual rate of $122.50 for a $100,000 home would not change.
** The Waynesville area will see two renewal levies that would continue taxes at the existing rates. Voters in the village of Waynesville will decide whether to keep a five-year, 1-mill street repair levy. And all Wayne Twp. voters will consider a five-year, 1.8-mill renewal of the township's fire levy.
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** The Lebanon school district is asking voters to renew an existing 2-mill levy for permanent improvements at the same rate for another five years.
** Carlisle schools put a five-year, 6.05-mill renewal operating levy on the ballot for May 8.
Only two tax levies will appear on Miami County ballots, but both are new taxes, according to elections officials.
** In the village of Covington, voters will decide on a new five-year, 3-mill emergency levy to pay for street maintenance. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $105 per year.
** Brown Twp., east of Piqua, is asking voters to decide on a new five-year, 1.5-mill levy to be used for general operating expenses. The annual cost would be $52.50 per $100,000 of value.