Updated Wed, Feb 26, 2014 11:27 am
Vinton County residents will again decide on a county-wide senior and children services levy in the upcoming May primary ballot.
The Vinton County Courier reports the 10-year, 1.5 mill property tax levy is essentially identical to the previous attempt this past November, which failed by a narrow margin. It seeks to raise $260,000 per year to split between the Vinton County Senior Citizens Center and children services within the South Central Ohio Job and Family Services.
The average Vinton County property owner would pay approximately $44.50 per year, if the levy passes.
Jody Walker, executive director of SCOJFS, said any funds raised from the levy would exclusively go toward Vinton County children services and would help pay for the county's foster care program.
For the senior center, Director Rhoda Toon-Price has said the levy would help maintain current services.