News and EventsThursday, September 17, 2015
Senior Services Levy on ballot in Butler County November 3
Middletown Mayor Larry Mulligan, Jr. speaking in support of the levy at Central Connections at a campaign kickoff on September 16.
The campaign is in full swing for the Senior Services Levy in Butler County. Issue 13 will be on the ballot November 3 as a renewal of the 1.3-mill property tax levy that funds services to help the county’s frail seniors stay independent in their homes.
This month, campaign kickoff events were held at senior centers in Oxford, Hamilton, and Middletown and signs are popping up in locations throughout the county. As they did for the 2010 levy campaign, the Nuxhall family, are supporting the cause by serving as honorary campaign leaders.
As a renewal, the levy will not increase taxes, but it provides critical services to more than 4,000 seniors annually. The levy provides more than 90 percent of the funding for the Butler County Elderly Services Program. Services includes Meals on Wheels, personal care, transportation, and other basics that help seniors stay in their own homes, where they want to be, and avoid placement in nursing homes.