Tax levies limited to renewals on Allen County ballots


By Joe Gilroy - [email protected]



LIMA — While many of the expected races will not be on the primary ballots in this region, there will be a handful of tax levy renewals voters in Allen County.

Delphos schools is seeking a .55% tax levy renewal that expires December 31, 2922. If passed, the current 5.5-mill tax rate would be extended for an additional five years in order to cover current expenses. That millage would equate to 55 cents for every 100 dollars of valuation.

Elida residents will vote on whether the Village of Elida can aggregate the sale of natural gas into the village, with residents retaining the option to opt out of the aggregate sale in favor of an individual sale. Proponents maintain this would provide village residents with the best chance at favorable utility rates.

• Bluffton schools is seeking to renew a .5-percent tax levy that expires Dec. 31. If passed, the current tax rate would be extended for three additional years. The income tax levy funds would be used for permanent improvements.

• Sugar Creek Township is seeking to renew a 2-mill tax levy that expires Dec. 31. If passed the current tax rate would be extended for an additional five years and would cover current expenses. A 2-mill levy is equivalent to 20 cents for every 100 dollars of valuation.

With the exception of the Elida gas aggregation issue, each of the issues on the ballot in Allen County involves a renewal of current levy rates, meaning that no new taxes would be levied should these issues pass.

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By Joe Gilroy

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Reach Joe Gilroy at 567-242-0398 or on Twitter @TLNJoeGilroy.

Reach Joe Gilroy at 567-242-0398 or on Twitter @TLNJoeGilroy.

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