It Takes Two

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A levy for the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority is one step closer to going on the fall ballot.

The Transit Board voted Friday to allocate 70 percent of the levy for Parkersburg and 30 percent for Vienna.

The levy will also be a two-year levy, not the five-year plan supported by the authority, and rejected by Vienna City Council.

"One of the hanging points was a five-year-levy or a two-year one," said Vienna City Recorder Paul Thornton. "The majority felt comfortable with a two-year levy, and that's what the transit system is coming back to us with, and I suspect that will be viewed favorably by the council."

The transit board will meet June 14 to formally approve the levy. The authority placed a five-year levy before Parkersburg voters in may, but it was rejected.