News and EventsTuesday, August 16, 2016
Warren levy campaign kicks off
Supporters of the Warren County elderly services renewal levy are planning a campaign kick-off party for Tuesday September 27 at Warren County Community Services’ 741 Senior Center, 570 North State Route 741, Lebanon. Details will be available in our September newsletter and on the campaign website, www.helpourelderly.org, and Facebook.
Campaign volunteers have also begun speaking to community groups as well as meetings of township trustees and city councils.
“We hope people will vote for the levy of course, but we see these speaking engagements more as learning opportunities for voters so they can understand how their tax dollars are used,” said Pat South, Warren County Commissioner and honorary chairperson for the levy renewal campaign. “We are proud of the program and proud of the support Warren County has shown it for 14 years. We want to explain what we do to earn that support.”
A renewal of the Warren County tax levy that provides services to help seniors stay in their homes will be on the November ballot. Warren County commissioners approved a resolution earlier this year affirming the need for the levy and agreeing to place it on the ballot for November 8.
The 1.21-mill, five-year levy will be a flat renewal and will not increase taxes. The cost to homeowners for 2017 is anticipated to be $34.18 per $100,000 of property value – $1.40 less than they pay now.
The levy provides about 90 percent of the funding for Warren County’s Elderly Services Program. The program serves 2,500 seniors (age 60 and older) annually, providing basic, but critical services such as home-delivered meals, medical transportation, help with housekeeping and bathing, adult day services and more.
Here are speaking engagements planned so far for the rest of August through September:
Lebanon Channel 6 will air a program about the levy in September or October. Dates will be announced.