Trotwood City Council Votes to Place Renewal Levy of 5.75 Mill on the May 2021 Ballot

Ciara Lewis Community News

At their Regular City Council Meeting held Monday, January 4, 2021, the Trotwood City Council voted unanimously to place a renewal of the existing 5.75 mill levy on the May 2021 ballot.

Mayor Mary A. McDonald said, “This operating levy supports 60% of our police services and is critical to maintaining city services such as code enforcement, grass mowing, planning and zoning, parks and recreation, and administrative services.”

The renewal of the existing 5.75 mill levy will run for five (5) years and has been certified by the Montgomery County Auditor to provide an estimated property tax revenue of $1,278,631. The levy will not have any additional costs for homeowners because it is a renewal. The 5.75 mill renewal levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home $174.34 per year.

The 5.75 mill operating levy was first passed by voters in 2001, with renewals in 2006, 2011, and 2016.

“We are still recovering from the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes and a declining revenue environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, it will be difficult for the city to maintain quality municipal services without the funds generated from this renewal levy. We have great momentum moving into fiscal year 2021 and we want to maintain essential services for our community,” said Trotwood City Manager Quincy E. Pope Sr.

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