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Voters support several tax issues in Greene County

Published: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 8:33 PM
Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 11:56 PM

Results show voters supported several local tax issues and charter amendments in Greene County.

With 100% of precincts counted, the Greene County Parks District operating levy passed 72% to 28%, according to final, unofficial results from the Greene County Board of Elections.

The .9-mill, five-year levy would cost homeowners approximately $30 a year per $100,000 of property value, according to the Greene County Auditor’s Office.

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The levy asks voters to renew the tax to support the operations, maintenance, capital improvements, land acquisition, staffing, programming and events of the Greene County Parks & Trails.

Beavercreek City Charter Amendments passed 55% to 45%, according to final, unofficial results from the Greene County Board of Elections.

There were five different amendments that voters considered with one vote:

  1. Allow a council member elected to the mayor’s office during his or her council term to serve the full term as mayor, not to exceed 10 years of combined service as a mayor and council member;
  2. Reduce the number of required readings from three to two for council to pass an ordinance;
  3. Require five affirmative votes by council to appoint a city manager;
  4. Require five affirmative votes by council to remove a city manager;
  5. All a board or commission member to be appointed to more than one board or commission of the city.

The Xenia Twp. Fire and EMS levy passed 78% to 22%, according to final, unofficial results from the Greene County Board of Elections.

The 3-mill, five-year renewal tax costs approximately $83 per $100,000 of property value, according to the auditor’s office.

The levy provides wages for the full- and part-time firefighters and maintains the township’s fire apparatus, appliances, buildings, sites, water supply and materials maintenance line of fire alarms

The Beavercreek Twp. Fire and EMS levy passed 59% to 41%, according to final, unofficial results from the Greene County Board of Elections.

The 3.5-mill permanent fire levy would cost homeowners approximately $121 a year per $100,000 of property value, according to the auditor’s office.

The levy is being sought to pay for daily operations, two new fire stations and to replace four fire engines, a ladder truck and five ambulances.