DACC wins tax levy renewal


The Delaware Area Career Center’s 1.7-mill operating levy was passed easily by voters Tuesday.

Unofficial results show 27,815 yes votes to 17,415 no votes.

Mary Beth Freeman, superintendent of the DACC, said the levy began in 2001 as a five-year operating levy. Freeman said the DACC went to voters in 2005 and asked them to approve the levy for another 10 years and, in return, DACC officials said they would not be back on the ballot during that period.

The levy is set to expire next year, Freeman said, and once again the DACC promised that if the 10-year levy passed Tuesday, they will not be back on the ballot for another 10 years.

Freeman said the levy will not increase taxes. DACC Treasurer Chris Bell said a owner of a $100,000 property would pay $40.37 annually.

Freeman has noted that the levy is not related to the upcoming consolidation of the North Campus and South Campus.