Issue 11 proposes a 1.46-mill replacement and additional .54-mill tax levy, bringing the total request to 2.0 mills for a term of 9 years. A significant portion of this levy will operate as a replacement and will continue to preserve tax credits from the State of Ohio.
The park district has grown by more than 50% since our last funding increase in 2006. We have added 5,000 acres and trails have increased by 25%. During that time, park visits have increased by over 1 million annually. This levy represents 90% of our funding and will allow us to continue to care for our county's parks, trails and facilities.
The ballot initiative requests a modest increase of $1.58/month per $100,000 home valuation to support the park district.
Our current 7-year, 1.46-mill levy was approved by voters in 2006 and renewed in 2013. It expires in 2020. The cost per $100,000 valuation is $3.47/month or $41.64/year.