Thanks for past support, a plea to continue


To the editor:

For many years Oberlin voters have been supportive of income tax and property tax issues that have appeared on the ballot. For that past support, I wholeheartedly say thank you.

On March 15, I encourage the voters of Oberlin to continue that support and vote yes on issues 10 and 11. Both issues are renewals and will not lead to an increase in property taxes. Issue 10 is a general fund operating levy, 1.2 mills, and helps support quality of life issues such as police, fire, streets, recreation, etc. This levy generates $137,050 per year and costs the owner of a $100,000 house $35 annually. Issue 11 is a refuse operating levy, 3 mills, and supports our refuse and ever-improving recycling services. This levy generates $342,626 per year and costs the owner of a $100,000 house $87 annually.

As noted above, both issues are renewals (no new taxes!) and will continue the state rollbacks (discount) of 12.5 percent for a primary residence.

For more information and a chance to ask questions concerning these two levies and other issues on the ballot, there will be a presentation sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area at 7 p.m. March 3 2016 at the Oberlin Public Library. Hope to see you there!

Scott Broadwell

Oberlin City Council

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