Citizens asked for continuing support


By Whitney Vickers

wvickers@civitasmedia.com

XENIA — Citizens across Greene County will be asked to continue their financial support in a number of villages and townships Nov. 8.

Many are location-specific, but two renewals, supporting Greene Memorial Hospital and the Greene County Career Center, will appear on all county ballots.

Greene Memorial Health

Issue 22 is asking voters to continue their support for Greene Memorial Hospital, as they have for the last 65 years. The renewal levy is .5 mill and applies over a period of five years. It generates $1,710,000 per year, and costs the owner of a $100,000 home $13.79 per year.

“This levy is solely for Greene (Memorial Hospital) operations,” Greene Medical Foundation President Jeff Brock said during a previous Meet the Candidates event. “Greene’s services are vital, particularly to eastern Greene County. Last year, over 100,000 patients took advantage of our in-patient, out-patient and emergency departments. This year alone, Greene’s emergency department will serve more than 22,000.”

Greene County Career Center

Issue 18 is asking voters to renew a .75-mill permanent improvement levy which would generate $2.2 million annually. The owner of a $100,000 would pay $16.98 per year, the amount currently being paid.

“Workforce development continues to be a focus, not only across Ohio, but as a critical need in our region,” GCCC Superintendent David Deskins said during a Meet the Candidates event. “This permanent improvement levy allows us to continue facilities, it allows us to support purchases of equipment to keep our kids and our adults on the leading edge with technology and prepare to take on the future they are going to encounter.”

The renewal levies listed below will only appear on ballots belonging to residents of the following areas:

Beavercreek Township

Beavercreek Township officials are asking its citizens to continue supporting roads and bridges. The renewal levy, Issue 15, is a 1.5-mill over a period of five years. It will generate $378,000 annually if passed, costing an owner of a $100,000 home in the township $43.73 per year.

Village of Bowersville

Village of Bowersville residents will be asked to pass two renewal levies, both for current expenses. Issue 2 is for 2.6-mills for five years. It generates $4,000 annually, and the owner of a $100,000 home will pay $53.66 per year.

Issue 3 also supports current expenses, and is for 3.5-mills for five years. Generating $8,000 annually, a $100,000 property owner would pay $99.77 per year to support this levy.

Cedarville Township

Cedarville Township residents are being asked to continue support of fire services. The renewal levy, Issue 9, is for 1-mill for five years. It generates $71,000 annually, and the owner of a $100,000 home would pay $26.33.

Village of Cedarville

Village of Cedarville citizens are being asked to to support Issue 5, a 2.6-mills, five-year renewal. Generating $15,000 annually, the owner of a $100,000 home would pay $16.92 per year.

Village of Jamestown

Jamestown residents are voting on Issue 6, a renewal for 5.4-mills for five years. It generates $95,000 per year, and costs the owner of a $100,000 property $93.15 per year.

Jefferson Township

Citizens of Jefferson Township will be asked to continue their support for fire/EMS services by passing Issue 8. The renewal levy is for 2-mills for five years and generates $38,000 per year, costing the owner of a $100,000 property $17.86 annually.

Ross Township

Ross Township residents are being asked to continue their support of fire services. Issue 10 is for 1.5 mills over a five year period, generating $18,000 per year. A citizen owning a $100,000 property would pay $11.57 per year.

Spring Valley Township

Spring Valley Township residents are facing a renewal that goes toward supporting current expenses. The .30-mill five year levy, Issue 12, generates $6,000 annually, and costs the owner of a $100,000 home $1.96 per year.

Spring Valley Village

Spring Valley Village citizens are being asked to pass Issue 4, a 2.3-mills, five-year levy, generating $15,000 per year for general expenses and costing a $100,000-property owner $70.44 per year.

Sugarcreek Township

Sugarcreek Township voters are being asked to continue support of their roads levy. Issue 16 is for 0.8-mills for five years. It generates $268,000, costing $24.50 per year for for the owner of a $100,000 home.

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Reach Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.

Reach Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.

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