PREBLE COUNTY — According to unofficial results, a levy to support Preble County Board of Developmental Disabilities passed with 52 percent of the vote. On election day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5,179 voters turned out to vote for the levy, while 5,126 voted against.
The PCBDD had asked voters to approve a 1.9 mill levy, for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.19 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018.
The approved levy will cost a homeowner of $100,000 home approximately $5.54 per month. The last time the PCBDD went to voters was in 2008.
“On behalf of the Preble County Board of Developmental Disabilities, we would like to thank the community for their support. The passage of this levy will allow Preble DD to continue to maintain basic services needed by over 400 individuals and their families,” Superintendent/SSA Director Bethany Schultz said,
“The Board has been responsive to the community by balancing needs against realistic financial resources and long term planning. We will continue to strive to stretch taxpayers dollars.”
Schultz added, the services PCBDD provide are utilized by many and help those in need be productive citizens of the county.
“Through board services we support individuals to be self-advocates, obtain employment, and be good citizens within their community. Additionally, through maximizing federal dollars we will continue to provide the needed supports as well as provide over 200 private sector job in the community,” she said.
“Again, thank you Preble County Citizens for your support.”
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