Spring Valley to vote on renewal, additional street levies


By London Bishop - lbishop@aimmediamidwest.com



SPRING VALLEY TOWNSHIP — In the last of a slate of levies to appear on Spring Valley Township’s November 2020 ballot, the village will ask voters to renew and expand resources for the repair and upkeep of roads in the township.

On the ballot is the renewal of an existing 1 mill street levy, as well as an additional 0.25 mill levy for the same. Each runs for a term of five years.

If the 1 mill levy is renewed, homeowners will continue to pay $29.78 per $100,000 of property value per year. The additional 0.25 mill levy, if passed, will cost an additional $8.75 per $100,000 of property value annually.

Both levies together will generate about $8,800 in revenue for the village, according to county financial documents.

Mayor Lori Carroll said that the money generated from the levies will be used toward repairing the township’s roads and streets, as well as the equipment used for maintaining them.

“It’s just important to keep our town up as best we can,” Carroll told our partners at WDTN. “We’ve got a poor town to begin with there’s not much money in here and most of the older people are barely getting by and so we don’t want to overtax anybody.”

In 2015, voters voted in favor of the 1 mill levy by a margin of 82 percent, according to previous reporting by this newspaper.

By London Bishop

lbishop@aimmediamidwest.com

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Reach London Bishop at (937) 502-4532

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