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Munroe Falls tax issues on ballot

From Staff Reports Published: February 5, 2017 12:00 AM

MUNROE FALLS -- The city is among a number of Summit County municipalities and school districts placing tax issues on the May 2 special election ballot.

The city's two issues include a request for the approval of an increase in the local tax rate from 2 to 2.25 percent and for a five-year, 2.8-mill police levy to pay for such needs as salaries and equipment for the city's police department.

City officials say the income tax increase is expected to raise about $276,000 and the police levy about $300,000 annually.

The police levy would cost homeowners just under $100 annually per $100,000 in market value.

The city has a 100 percent tax credit, which means that residents working in another community with a local income tax rate of at least 2.25 percent would pay no city income taxes in Munroe Falls if the tax increase passes.

Voters rejected both issues, but approved a 2-mill, 10-year capital improvement levy on the general election ballot.


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