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Published: Tuesday, 11/8/2011

Portage Village levies defeated

BLADE STAFF

Voters decisively defeated two levies Tuesday that were aimed at getting the Wood County village of Portage out of fiscal emergency and keeping it intact.

A 0.4-percent income tax would have brought in $35,000 a year, and a 1.6-mill, five-year operating levy for streets would have generated $11,000 a year.

The village has been in fiscal emergency since April, 2009, and needs to show the state auditor it has a plan to get its books balanced. The measures on the ballot were to part of that plan.

Voters defeated tax levies in May, 2010, and May, 2011.



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