XENIA — Greene County taxpayers will vote on a renewal public health levy in the upcoming Nov. 3 election. The levy would exist for a five-year period and would bring in about $2.95 million annually to the Greene County Combined Health District. Taxpayers would continue to owe $24.50 per $100,000 of appraised property value if the levy passes.
Ballot language approved for the levy states that the tax would be for the “purpose of providing sufficient funds to carry out its health program including, but not limited to child and senior citizen services, control of tuberculosis and communicable diseases, food and water protection, health education, safe communities, HIV/AIDS diagnosis and education …”
According to promotional material from the health district, it provides “convenient, affordable direct care services to pregnant women and children, dental care, WIC, special services to families with medical and developmental needs, school inspections, general operations, nuisance abatement, rabies and other environmental health investigations” for $24.50 per year per $100,000 of home value.
According to public health information, the levy makes up about a third of the organization’s total revenue.