Oxford Township seeks operating levy


By Dustin Ensinger - densinger@civitasmedia.com



For the 10th time since 1990, Oxford Township will ask voters to renew a levy to pay for operating expenses.

The five-year, 0.6-mill replacement will raise $20,183 each year for the township, if approved.

“It’s very important,” said Trustee Steve Lewis. “The revenue from this levy helps make up for (state) reductions in local government funding, while also being used for township maintenance, utilities, resident garbage pickup, regional planning fees and insurance.”

The levy will cost property owners with a $100,000 valuation $21 annually.

If the measure were to fail, “it would be difficult to maintain all services at current levels,” said Lewis.

The township, however, has had tremendous success at the ballot over the years, approving all 16 tax measures on the ballot since 1990, including the operating expenses levy nine times.

“I think the voters truly appreciate the amenities and services the township has to offer,” said Lewis.

Lewis believes that the voters will once again come through for the township.

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By Dustin Ensinger

densinger@civitasmedia.com

Dustin Ensinger can be reached at 740-413-0902 or on Twitter @EnsingerDG.

Dustin Ensinger can be reached at 740-413-0902 or on Twitter @EnsingerDG.