City and County Tax Levies, 7 (November 2009)

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There were seven City and County Tax Levies on the November 3 ballot in Allen County.

Allen County sales tax

Approveda Allen County wanted to increase the county wide sales tax by half a percent. The money generated from additional tax would go towards the county's general fund and help pay for the administration. The levy would be in place for a further three years. YES 55% NO 45%

Fort Shawnee tax levy

Approveda The Village of Fort Shawnee sought to renew a $.10 tax levy on property that would last a further five years since it was approved. The money generated from this tax will go towards the village's police department, help pay for the buildings, their cars and their salaries. YES 63% NO 37%

Delphos School District levy

Defeatedd The Delphos City School District sought to add an additional levy of $.146 onto the already existing levy in order to better fund the current expenses incurred by the school district. YES 47.14% NO 52.86%

Lima School District levy

Approveda The Lima City School District sought to renew and reduce an existing levy in the amount of $.53 for the next five years. The money generated from this levy would go towards a fund which provides money for the district in an emergency. YES 58.67% NO 41.33%

Perry Township levy

Defeatedd The Township of Perry sought to add an additional $.20 to an already existing levy for the next five years. The money that is generated from this levy would go towards the funding of the police department, their buildings vehicles and salaries. YES 43.53% NO 56.47%

Beaverdam income tax

Approveda The Village of Beaverdam sought to add a further 1 percent on the villages income tax adding more money to the funding of the village operations and general repair costs. YES 51.77% NO 48.23%

Columbus Grove School District income tax

Defeatedd The Columbus Grove Local School District sought to renew an income tax of .75 percent that is currently in place for residents in the district. The money generated from this tax go towards the general expenses of the school district. YES 48.42% NO 51.58%[1][2]

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