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Posted on: December 9, 2019

City Operating Levy Up For Renewal

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Kent City Council has asked the Board of Elections to include the ISSUE 1: LEVY RENEWAL on the March 17, 2020 ballot for voter consideration. 

This Operating levy has been renewed by the voters every 5 years for the last 55 years and City departments have come to depend upon the funding it generates to sustain the level of services provided in Kent. It’s worth noting that the effective millage rate is still based on the rate first approved in 1960 and has not been changed in 55 years. 

If approved the 1.16 mils operating levy is projected to generate $323,533 in revenues in 2019 at a cost to a homeowner of $25.75 per year on a $100,000 home which is a decrease from $29 per year on a $100,000 in 2018. Following State funding cuts in excess of $1,000,000 a year to the City, this levy revenue has proven critical to keeping City services afloat. 

If you have any questions on the levy, please view the Issue 1: Levy Renewal flyer or feel free call the Finance Department at (330) 678-8102 for more details.

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