Renewal levy needed to avoid cuts in Wayne Lakes

By Heather Meade hmeade@civitasmedia.com

May 3, 2014

WAYNE LAKES - The renewal of the Wayne Lakes 7 millage levy, which is used primarily to pay back the quarter million dollar loan that was procured for infrastructure repairs to village roads and bridges, said Gary Lee Young, mayor of Wayne Lakes.

“It was a very worthwhile and needed project,” Jim Surber, Darke County engineer, commented of the project that rebuilt four bridges in Wayne Lakes as part of the capital improvements program of the Ohio Public Works Commission, which is also on the ballot for the Primary Election on May 6. “They had bridges that were in terrible shape, that were a village responsibility…so it was a very badly needed, very valuable project for [Wayne Lakes].”

The residents’ taxes will remain the same as they have been for the last five years, Young said, but the renewal is extremely important.

“It’s necessary so that we don’t have to make cuts to the village,” Young stated. The levy will be good for five years, Young explained, and taxpayers will be asked several times to renew this levy every five years, he added.