Voters in the Tipp City Exempted Village Schools and the Bethel Local Schools will be asked to consider tax levies in the May 2 primary/special election following the Feb. 1 issues filing deadline with the Miami County Board of Elections.
The Tipp City schools voted to place on the ballot a renewal levy that combines two previous emergency levies. The result was a 13.9-mill, seven-year emergency levy.
The request would generate the same amount now being raised from the two levies, or $5,607,516 a year.
The Bethel Local Schools will ask voters to approve two renewal levies. A 7-mill, five-year operating levy would continue to generate $1,032,718 a year. A 2-mill, five-year capital improvement levy would continue to raise $206,160 each year.
The cost of the Bethel 7-mill levy to the taxpayer with a $100,000 home value would be $202.69 a year, the same as today. The cost of the 2-mill levy to the same taxpayer would be $38.61 annually, according to information from the Miami County Auditor’s Office.
The Tipp City schools’ levy would continue to cost the owner of a home with a $100,000 value, $425.69 a year.
Superintendent Gretta Kumpf has been emphasizing the combined levy would not increase taxes and would continue allowing the homestead exemption.
Other issues on the May 2 ballot in the county would be a renewal of a 3-mill, five-year operating levy for the Casstown village. The city of Troy is seeking a 0.25 percent income tax increase for 10 years to pay for a number of recreation-related projects.
Nonpartisan races for school boards, township trustees and city/village councils will be in the fall.
The city of Troy, where elections are partisan, will have primary races in May for at large seats on the city council and the 5th Ward council seat