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Published: Wednesday, 8/1/2012

Lucas County board OKs levies for ballot

BLADE STAFF

Lucas County commissioners finalized approval Tuesday for three of the levies Lucas County voters will see on the ballot in the Nov. 6 general election.

The approved requests are a new 1-mill, 10-year tax for the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, a 1-mill levy renewal plus a new 0.85-mill tax for Lucas County Children's Services, and a five-year renewal of Imagination Station's 0.17-mill levy.

The new mental-health tax would cost the owner of a $100,000 house $30.63 annually and yield about $7.9 million annually for the agency.

The new children services levy would produce about $14.9 million in annual revenue once its collection starts in 2014. It would boost the annual tax bill on a $100,000 home $26.03 to $56.66 a year for children services.

The Imagination Station levy yields $1.3 million annually for the science center and costs the owner of a $100,000 home $5.21 per year.



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