After several weeks of discussion, the Perrysburg Board of Education took the final step and unanimously voted to place a new levy request on the Nov. 6 ballot.
The board made the decision during a work session early today.
If voters approve the new levy, taxpayers would pay an estimated 13.15-mills, generating $10 million in the first year for the district.
In the second year, the tax would increase to 14.4 mills; 15.7 mills in the third year; and 17 mills in the final fourth year.
The increase equals about $313 a year for the homeowner of a $200,000 house, Superintendent Tom Hosler said. That equals about a $26.08 per month average increase per month during all four years.
The new incremental tax replaces an existing incremental tax that is set to expire at the end of this year.
The owner of a $200,000 house currently pays $609 annually, or 9.95 mills, for the incremental levy, which is generating $7.57 million this year.
Mr. Hosler has said the new tax is needed as the district’s enrollment rises as the same time state funding shrinks.
The district’s levy request will make for a crowded ballot in November.
The city of Perrysburg is seeking a 1.45-mill, five-year levy to fund a new transit system to replace the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority which voters approved opting out of in March.
In Perrysburg Township, where about 4,000 Perrysburg school district voters live, a 4-mill continuing levy to fund fire and emergency medical services is on the ballot.
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