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Henry County agencies seeking levies

By Eric Schaadt, The Courier
Published Friday, October 13, 2017

Countywide funding requests by a senior citizens agency and a county disabilities board will appear on the ballot in Henry County this November.

The Patrick-Henry School District also has a tax request before voters.

The Henry County Senior Center is asking voters to replace an 0.8-mill levy, along with a 0.4-mill increase for five years.

This combination will generate $914,000 annually, according to numbers from the Henry County Auditor’s Office. A person with a home appraised at $100,000 would pay $42 a year.

Those homeowners currently are paying $15.44 a year.

The millage increase, according to senior citizens center representatives, is being sought in wake of the growing demand for the agency’s services.

Growth has been seen, according to center officials, in transportation provided for seniors and the Meals on Wheels program, for examples.

Separately, the Henry County Board of Developmental Disabilities is promoting the renewal of a 2-mill levy for five years.

It generates $1,234,785 annually and a person with a home appraised at $100,000 pays $54 annually, according to the auditor’s office.

The board of developmental disabilities provides services for members of the community who have a disability or whose family member may have a disability.

The Patrick Henry School District is asking district voters to renew a 3.82-mill levy for three years.

The tax generates $746,765 annually and a person with a home appraised at $100,000 pays $113.70 a year.

“The money is used for the day-to-day operations of the school district,” Superintendent Tom Taylor said.

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