Voters support several tax issues in Greene County

Results show voters supported several local tax issues and charter amendments in Greene County.

With 100% of precincts counted, the Greene County Parks District operating levy passed 72% to 28%, according to final, unofficial results from the Greene County Board of Elections.

The .9-mill, five-year levy would cost homeowners approximately $30 a year per $100,000 of property value, according to the Greene County Auditor’s Office.

The levy asks voters to renew the tax to support the operations, maintenance, capital improvements, land acquisition, staffing, programming and events of the Greene County Parks & Trails.

Beavercreek City Charter Amendments passed 55% to 45%, according to final, unofficial results from the Greene County Board of Elections.

There were five different amendments that voters considered with one vote:

  1. Allow a council member elected to the mayor’s office during his or her council term to serve the full term as mayor, not to exceed 10 years of combined service as a mayor and council member;
  2. Reduce the number of required readings from three to two for council to pass an ordinance;
  3. Require five affirmative votes by council to appoint a city manager;
  4. Require five affirmative votes by council to remove a city manager;
  5. All a board or commission member to be appointed to more than one board or commission of the city.

The Xenia Twp. Fire and EMS levy passed 78% to 22%, according to final, unofficial results from the Greene County Board of Elections.

The 3-mill, five-year renewal tax costs approximately $83 per $100,000 of property value, according to the auditor’s office.

The levy provides wages for the full- and part-time firefighters and maintains the township’s fire apparatus, appliances, buildings, sites, water supply and materials maintenance line of fire alarms

The Beavercreek Twp. Fire and EMS levy passed 59% to 41%, according to final, unofficial results from the Greene County Board of Elections.

The 3.5-mill permanent fire levy would cost homeowners approximately $121 a year per $100,000 of property value, according to the auditor’s office.

The levy is being sought to pay for daily operations, two new fire stations and to replace four fire engines, a ladder truck and five ambulances.

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