Licking County Developmental Disabilities Levy Renewal (March 2012)

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A Licking County Developmental Disabilities Levy Renewal measure was on the March 6, 2012 ballot in Licking County.

The measure was approved

  • YES 19,488 (61.86%)Approveda
  • NO 12,013 (38.14%)[1]

This measure sought to renew the current Disabilities Board levy which is set at a rate of 1 mill fr a further five years in order to continue to pay for services offered by the board for the county. Officials noted that this was not an increase, the levy will remain at the same rate and ensure that families who benefit from the programs offered continue to receive help as needed. Since property rates have decreased, the Board had reduced its costs in an attempt to not have to raise the levy rate for residents.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Licking County, OH, for the purpose of providing funds for the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities (formerly known as the Licking County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities) for the maintenance and operation of training centers and community services for persons with Developmental Disabilities, including the Eleanor S Weiant Starlight Center (formerly known as the Eleanor S Weiant Starlight School), LICCO Workshop, Family Resource Services, Community Employment, Case Management and Residential and Transportation Services at a rate not exceeding one (1) mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to ten cents ($0.10) for each one hundred dollars in valuation, for five (5) years, commencing in 2012, first due in calendar year 2013.[3][4]