Avon City Council introduced a resolution at the Feb. 4 council meeting to submit two replacement levies on the May 7 Primary Election.
Neither levy is a tax increase.
Street Maintenance and Repair Levy
The city will be asking voters to approve a 1.9-mill 5-year renewal levy for street maintenance and repair. The millage represents a 10 percent decrease from the 2.0 mill rate previously approved on Nov. 6, 2007.
The Lorain County Auditor’s Office has certified the value of the city at $730,797,100, allowing the city to determine what millage is required.
If approved, the levy would generate $1,316,438 annually during the life of the levy.
Council president Dan Zegarac said the levy would cost property owners $58.19 per $100,000 of home valuation.
“If you look at how well the streets are, it’s a pretty mild sum of money,” Zegarac said.
“It helps pay for salt and road maintenance,” Smith said.
Park Renewal Levy
The city will also be asking voters to approve a .45-mill, 5-year replacement tax levy to provide for the maintenance, management and operation of public parks and recreational activities.
The levy will replace a .50-mill levy approved in the 2008 General Election.
If approved, the levy would generate $311,787 annually during the life of the levy. It would cost homeowners $13.78 for each $100,000 of home valuation.
Will you be supporting the levies?