Island voters to decide on three levies

PUT-IN-BAY Put-in-Bay residents will vote Nov. 6 on levies for park-entrusted land, town hall improvements and port authority
JACOB LAMMERS
May 24, 2010

PUT-IN-BAY

Put-in-Bay residents will vote Nov. 6 on levies for park-entrusted land, town hall improvements and port authority operating costs.

The DeRivera Park Trust is asking voters to approve a 0.4-mill additional tax levy that would generate $43,000 over five years. The levy would affect only precincts one and four.

The original levy began in 1921 and has been approved ever since. This particular levy would add onto the original levy to help pay for Cooper's Woods, a recently acquired wooded area, Put-in-Bay Township Trustee Rick Rothert said.

A 2-mill additional tax levy would pay for improvements to the Village Hall, Put-in-Bay Mayor Bernard McCann said.

McCann said the building has fallen into disrepair and needs a new roof, electrical system upgrade, fire suppression system, new heat and air conditioning system and new windows.

Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority is requesting voters approve a 1-mill replacement levy that would allow the group to maintain and operate the island's airports and harbors.