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Renew Monroe Levy for Seniors

Senior citizens in Monroe County benefit from a number of programs provided by the county Senior Center. It in turn relies largely on money received from a special tax levy.

That levy must be renewed by voters every five years, and it will be on the ballot for the primary election in March.

It is a relatively small tax, of 0.04 mills, which translates to just 4 cents per $100 of property valuation. In other words, the owner of property valued at $100,000 pays just $40 a year.

Another factor voters should bear in mind is that the tax is in effect already. Voting for it in March will not increase taxes.

In exchange for modest taxpayer support, the levy helps support initiatives ranging from programs at the Senior Center in Woodsfield and a satellite location in Clarington to meals delivered to senior citizens all over Monroe County.

Many senior citizens rely heavily on programs such as those offered by the Monroe County center. We encourage voters to say yes to renewal of the levy in March, continuing a longstanding pattern of support.

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