EARLIER: Waynesville weighs options on street levy
But voters rejected a larger renewal and increase street levy in November. That was part of a crowded ballot that also included a renewal police levy and a new school bond issue.
** All Wayne Twp. voters will consider a five-year, 1.8-mill renewal of the township’s fire levy. The levy currently raises $421,434 per year and costs the owner of a $100,000 home $30.62, according to the Warren County Auditor’s office.
** The Lebanon school district is asking voters to renew an existing 2-mill levy for permanent improvements at the same rate for another five years. The facilities levy raises $1.28 million per year and costs $42.64 for a $100,000 home.
PAST LEVIES: Carlisle, Lebanon voters said yes in 2017
** Carlisle schools are asking voters to renew a key operating levy on May 8, keeping the dollar amount the same. The levy raises $993,222 per year and currently costs $209.78 for the owner of a $100,000 home, according to the Warren County Auditor’s office.
Light year for school votes
Lebanon and Carlisle’s votes are the only school renewal levies in the primary four-county Dayton area on the May 8 ballot. And Yellow Springs is the only school district in the primary Dayton region seeking an increase in tax funding — in their case via a bond issue to renovate and expand school facilities. Further south, Little Miami also seeks a bond issue for buildings.
That makes it the lightest school ballot in recent years. In the past four May and November elections, the Dayton region has had at least seven school levies on the ballot each time, with at least four seeking an increase in taxpayer funding.
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