St. Paris library seeks replacement levy


By Casey S. Elliott - celliott@civitasmedia.com



ST. PARIS – The St. Paris Public Library is seeking a replacement for its existing 0.5-mill levy on the November ballot.

The library wants to place a 0.5-mill, five-year replacement levy for current expenses on the November ballot. The levy is estimated to generate $105,000 in its first year of collection.

Replacement levies update the property tax rolls, which tends to bring in more dollars despite not changing the millage amount. The current levy expires at the end of 2017, Champaign County Auditor Karen Bailey said.

The 0.5-mill levy is the only one for the library, Bailey added.

The Graham Local Schools board unanimously approved the first of two resolutions to place the levy on the ballot. Both Graham and the library must pass both resolutions, since the library is a school district library, according to Ohio law.

Both levies from each board must be approved and sent to the Champaign County Board of Elections by Aug. 8, in order to be on November’s ballot, Board of Elections Director Meredith Bodey said.

Graham may bring up the second resolution to place the levy on the ballot at its May meeting.

By Casey S. Elliott

celliott@civitasmedia.com

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

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