Paint Valley Mental Health Services Levy Replacement (March 2012)

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A Paint Valley Mental Health Services Levy Replacement measure was on the March 6, 2012 ballot in Fayette and Ross Counties.

The measure was approved overall.
Fayette County:

  • YES: 2,814 (58.54%) Approveda
  • NO: 1,993 (41.46%)[1]

Highland County

  • YES: 2,890 (39.66%)
  • NO: 4,373 (60.34%) Defeatedd[2]


  • YES 5,535 (47.97%)
  • NO 6,003 (52.03%)Defeatedd[3]

Ross County:

  • YES 6,570 (57%)Approveda
  • NO 4,956 (43%)[4]

This measure sought to replace the current mental health levy with one set at a rate of 1 mill for a further ten years in order to continue to pay for current expenses of the Board in the area.[5] This would be the second attempt by the district to get this levy approved. Officials changed the language to be more specific about what the money would be used for in the hopes that the measure would get approved this time.[6]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

A replacement tax for the benefit of the Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMH) for the purpose of CURRENT EXPENSES OF THE JOINT COUNTY ALCOHOL, DRUG ADDICTION, AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE DISTRICT at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to ten cents ($0.10) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for ten years, commencing in 2012, first due in calendar year 2013.[7][8]