Fairfield County says 'yes' to better roads
Fairfield County voters have said yes to better roads.
Voters approved a ½-mil levy May 5 that will generate about $1.5 million to go toward county roads, bridges and culverts, as well as bridges within city limits.
The continued levy will be renewed under its current terms for another five years. Residents will not see an increase in taxes and instead will continue to pay an estimated $12.92 per year for a $100,000 home.
Prior to the election, Fairfield County Commissioner Judy Shupe said without the continuation of the levy, it would be difficult to sustain “our current level of maintenance to our roads and bridges.”
She said approving the levy dollars was necessary in obtaining additional matching funding from the federal or state governments.
All of the funds generated by the levy will be derived from property taxes.