(Posted Sept. 28, 2021)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
The city of London is seeking renewal of a longtime levy. The issue will appear on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.
The city is asking voters to renew a 2.1-mill levy for five years for current expenses. The levy has been on the books since 1991. It generates approximately $391,627 per year. The cost to the taxpayer is $50.84 per year per $100,000 of property valuation. The funding goes toward the city’s general operations and the police and fire pension funds.
“The levy helps us to operate the city, and we do run on a tight budget,” said Mayor Patrick Closser. “This renewal has always pulled support because we’re not asking for new taxes. We’re just asking voters to renew the same thing they did five years ago and that they have been doing since 1991.”
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 general election is Oct. 4. Absentee voting starts on Oct. 5.
For more information, contact the Madison County Board of Elections at (740) 852-9424. The office is located at 1423 State Rte. 38 SE, London. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Board of Elections is seeking poll workers; to inquire, call 852-9424.