Belpre City Schools Board of Education approve emergency levy for May ballot

BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP) - The Belpre City Schools Board of Education held a special meeting Friday to approve two emergency levy resolutions.

The board passed the two resolutions, putting an emergency levy on the upcoming May ballot. Superintendent Tony Dunn says it is the first time they are requesting a tax levy in 18 years, and only the second time in 42 years.

It is a 10 year $1.5 million operating levy, used for general funds. If passed, the levy would take effect in the second half of 2018. The levy would cost $287.91 in taxes a year, for every $100,000 home. However, Dunn says Belpre homes average $75,000 in value, which would be $215.93 annually in taxes.

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