Developmental disabilities renewal levy approved


The Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ 2.1-mill renewal levy was easily approved in Tuesday’s primary election.

The levy was passed with 47,224 “yes” votes against 19,762 “no” votes.

The levy will generate $13,441,100 per year, representing two-thirds of the county agency’s annual budget.

The board said the levy now costs taxpayers $61.87 per $100,000 of home valuation. Approval of the levy’s renewal will not increase taxes, officials have pointed out.

“The largest amount of our budget each year goes directly to services for the individuals and families we serve,” said Superintendent Kristine Hodge. “We have been responsible stewards of your tax dollars, and will continue this effort by reviewing efficiency and streamlining processes so that all individuals with developmental disabilities needing assistance will have access to services.”

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