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Trustees explain need of Paris Township levy

Published: July 27, 2017 12:00 AM

The Paris Township Trustees are giving an option to residents in Paris Township to approve a levy for road materials on the November ballot. The levy that will be on the ballot is a 10 year 4-mil levy that would help pave many roads over the next ten years within Paris Township.

The current budget of the Paris Township Trustees, being fiscally responsible, only allows for chipping and sealing of roads in the future. All roads that are currently paved, including allotments, would be chip and sealed the next time resurfacing is needed. The Trustees would like to pave roads within the township but the funds are just not there because in recent years state funding has been cut to Ohio townships.

Paris Township is not alone, this dilemma has forced many Ohio townships to only patch and chip and seal roads. The Trustees would like the voters of Paris Township to decide whether or not they would like to see current paved roads stay paved, and more roads paved in the future.

The Trustees feel the option needs to be given to residents to make this decision because it is their tax dollars, and they travel these roads. The estimated cost of the 4-mil levy would be $140.00 per $100,000.00 of taxable property value.

Paris Township Trustees

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