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Montgomery County voters to decide $55M Human Services levy issue

By Chris Stewart, Dayton Daily News
Published Monday, November 6, 2017

A levy that helps fund safety-net programs for children in crisis, the developmentally disabled, the frail elderly and indigent — as well as those whose lives were upended by opioids and other crises — comes before Montgomery County voters Nov. 7.

The portion up for renewal accounts for about $55 million annually and buttresses an overall budget that directly assists about 50,000 people a year.

Services such as immunizations, restaurant inspections, and air and water quality monitoring are critical to every citizen’s well-being and health, he said.


A Human Services Levy has never been rejected by county voters.

Five main Montgomery County agencies receive the majority of the levy funding: the Board of Developmental Disabilities Services, Children Services, Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) board, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County and the Area Agency on Aging.

Montgomery County commissioners called for no additional funding this year, keeping the eight-year renewal levy at 6.03 mills, the current level. If voters pass this year’s renewal, known as Levy B, the owner of a home valued at $100,000 would continue to pay about $185 per year in property tax, according to the county auditor’s office.

Voters in November 2014 approved a measure for Levy A that added 1 mill. At 8.21 mills, Levy A generated about $74.2 million in 2017.

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