United seeking renewal of levy

HANOVERTON- United Local residents will be asked to renew a permanent improvement levy for the school on the May ballot.

The school board is seeking a five-year renewal of its 3-mill permanent improvement levy that generates $182,500 annually. The levy does not increase taxes and qualified residents will retain their Homestead and Rollback exemptions.

Funds generated by the levy will be used for projects that extend the life of the item by five years, including window replacements, new buses, junior high gym improvements, outside LED security lighting, new fire alarm system, boiler replacement , technology upgrades and textbooks. The money cannot be used for salaries or benefits.

Originally approved in 1984, the levy costs owners of a $100,000 home $38.08 a year.

“We’re hoping for continued support from the community,” said schools Superintendent Steve Viscounte. “This is a renewal; there are no new taxes and the homestead and rollback exemptions stay.”

Residents with specific questions or concerns are encouraged to contact Viscounte at Steve.Viscounte@united.k12.oh.us or Treasurer Kathy Davies at Kathy.Davies@united.k12.oh.us. Information is also available on the school’s website, www.united.k12.oh.us.