GALLIA COUNTY — A proposed tax levy in support of the Gallia County General Health District is the only countywide issue that will be under the consideration of voters in Gallia County during the November 6 general election.
If it passes, the replacement tax levy will go toward the purpose of providing sufficient funding to meet the needs of the general health district in Gallia County. According to the ballot language, the replacement levy will not exceed five-tenths mill for each one dollar of valuation. This amounts to five cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation. The levy will be in effect for a 10-year period, commencing in 2012, and will first be due in 2013.
Several other local levies and issues will be before voters in various precincts throughout the county.
In precinct five within the City of Gallipolis, nine separate local option petitions related to the sale and consumption of alcohol within that precinct will be decided by voters.
In Green Township, precinct one, a local option election petition for the Sunday sale of wine and mixed beverages will also be decided by voters. The option permits the sale of wine and mixed beverages on Sunday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 a.m. at the carry out/grocery store at 3749 Jackson Pike in Green Township.
Additionally, in Green Township, precinct six,voters will also be faced with two local option petitions related to alcohol.
A petition for the sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages at the Par Mar store located at 2943 Ohio 141, an applicant for a C-1 and C-2 liquor permit, will be before voters, as well as a petition to permit the sale of beer on Sundays at that location.
The Par Mar store located in the Village of Vinton has also applied for a C-1 and C-2 liquor license and voters in Huntington precinct will be deciding whether the sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages will be permitted at the convenience store located at 15054 Ohio 160, as well as whether Par Mar will be permitted to sale wine and mixed beverages on Sunday.
In Guyan and Ohio Townships, a replacement tax levy for the District 2 Joint Fire District will be on the ballot on November 6.
The tax will benefit the District 2 Joint Fire District for the purpose of fire protection at a rate of two mills for each one dollar of valuation. This rate amounts to twenty cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation. The levy, if passed, will be in effect for a period of five years, commencing in 2012, and first be due in 2013.
Voters in the Village of Centerville, the Village of Rio Grande and Raccoon Township are being asked to renew a tax levy for the benefit of Raccoon Township for the purpose of fire protection. The rate of the tax levy, if passed, will not exceed three-tenths mill for each one dollar of valuation. This amounts to three cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation for a period of five years, commencing in 2013. The tax will first be due in 2014.
Within the Village of Rio Grande, voters will also have the option of passing a one-half percent increase to their current one percent income tax levy for the purpose of providing police and fire protection within the village. The levy, which will be for the purpose of providing wages, benefits, equipment, supplies and apparatus for the two agencies, will be in effect from 2013-2017, if passed.
Additionally, those living in the village will also decide whether the sale of beer will be permitted at Wintson’s Brew Thru & Deli, located at 100 Ohio 325 South, the applicant for a C-1 liquor permit.
Voters living in the Bidwell precinct, as well as within all three precincts in Springfield Township will also be voting on a tax levy renewal for fire protection in their area.
The renewal will not exceed one mill for each one dollar of valuation, or ten cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation. The renewal, that be for a period of five years, will commence in 2013 and will first be due in 2014.