Road Levy 2023


Date:  September 20, 2023

On May 15, 2023, the Perry Board of Township Trustees (Franklin County) announced their intention to include two, Road and Bridge renewal levies on the November 7, 2023, ballot for voter consideration. This action is intended to ensure that property taxes paid by home and business owners will not increase. 

The first Road & Bridge levy (Issue No. 6) will expire at the end of this year, December 31, 2023.  If the renewal is approved by voters, the Township will receive the revenue during the 2024 year. The second levy (Issue No. 7) expires on December 31, 2024. If the measure passes, tax payments collected in 2024 will be included in the Road Department’s 2025 annual budget.  

The Board elected to propose a renewal of the current levies versus combining and creating a new levy for the following reasons:

  1. A renewal levy allows the taxing district to keep a current levy on the books while collecting the same amount of money as when the original levy was voted on. Therefore, upcoming property value assessments will not trigger a tax increase.
  2. The State of Ohio continues to pay townships for a portion of the taxes that are either "rolled back" or exempted under the renewal option – taking a percentage of the burden off taxpayers.

According to State of Ohio law, tax revenue from Road & Bridge levies must be used for the general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads, and bridges. The Franklin County Auditor estimates that each proposed renewal levy will collect $248,000 annually over a 5-year period. The cost to a homeowner amounts to $37.00 per levy for each $100,000 of the county auditor’s appraised value. 

The Auditor of State advises a best practice is to have the Board of Trustees also pass a resolution stating which services will be discontinued should the levies not be approved.  This and other levy related resolutions and information can be found below.

Election day is November 7, 2023, with early and absentee voting beginning on October 11, 2023

Perry Township Spokesperson:
Chet Chaney
(614) 889-2669