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Senior Citizens levy up for renewal

By Wayne Allen

November 3, 2013

Wayne Allen


PDT Staff Writer


On Tuesday one of the many questions Scioto County voters will faced is if they want to renew the .3 mil levy in place for the senior citizens of the area.


“On Tuesday, Nov. 5 Scioto County voters have the opportunity to have a tremendous impact upon the lives of our counties older citizens,” said Renee Ellis, Executive Director of the United Scioto Senior Activities, Inc., “A yes vote of the .3 mil renewal Senior Citizens levy will help to ensure that vital services such as home bound escort, transportation, homemaker, adult day care, information, assistance and socialization will continue without interruption.”


Ellis said the residents of Scioto County should be proud of the fact that it was one of the first counties in Ohio to pass a levy to support the older adults of the community.


“With tightening state and federal budgets and ever-increasing fuel costs, local support is more crucial than ever,” Ellis said. “Things that may seem insignificant to those of us with transportation are almost insurmountable to seniors who no longer drive of whose family members either don’t live in the area or can’t take time off work for doctor appointments, medicine pick-up, groceries or other simple tasks we take for granted,” Ellis said.


She emphasized the levy is a renewal and will not result in a tax increase.


“A homeowner with a house valued at $100,000 the levy costs $5.85 per year. A year of supportive services for less than the cost of one value meal or large specialty coffee,” Ellis said. “Your yes vote on this renewal will held to continue vital services to the older citizens of Scioto County. Help those tho have made our county, state and country what it is today.”


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.