Will the money will be used for something other than streets? is another question. The answer offered to that is: “No. Levy funds will raise an additional $3.1 million to fix our streets.”
Some 70 percent of Hamilton streets are in fair to poor condition, city Engineer Rich Engle has said. Whalen noted that the more deteriorated a street is, the more rapidly it will further crumble, making it even more expensive to repair.
The proposed 10-year, 3.9-mill property tax levy that will generate $3.1 million per year and cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $136.50 per year. Proponents hope that when the 10 years are finished, voters will be satisfied with what they saw and will approve a renewal.