Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities levy

The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities is asking voters to approve a ten year, 3.5 mill renewal levy to continue services for children and adults who have developmental disabilities.Because this is a renewal of a levy that was initially passed in 1992, it means there will be no new taxes. The costto the homeowner will not increase.The board is the beneficiary of two taxes levied on Franklin County property owners:‒ In 2009, a permanent levy approved by voters was estimated to raise $94.2 million and cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $107 per year. The permanent levy was sought because the cost of caring for the population often is for life.‒ In 2013, voters approved a six-year levy also estimated to raise $94.2 million and cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $107 per year. It expires at the end of 2018. This is the levy the board wants to extend for 10 more years, with collections beginning in 2019.That means the levies combined are expected to raise $188.4 million for the Developmental Disabilities board per year, costing the owner of a $100,000 home $213.78.Read more:Levy replacement request by Developmental Disabilities board wouldn’t hike taxesFranklin County Developmental Disabilities board levy request won’t raise taxes
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