Pickerington Senior Center

Voters overwhelmingly approve renewal of operating levy


Pickerington and Violet Township residents on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, renewed a five-year operating levy for the Pickerington Senior Center.

Local voters passed Issue 20, with 13,545 (67.3 percent) voting for the levy and 6,582 (32.7 percent) opposing it, according final unofficial results from the Fairfield County Board of Elections with all 32 precincts reporting.

The approval means the 0.2-mill operating levy for the senior center will be renewed for another five years.

The levy won’t increase taxes for property owners, but will generate $196,000 in funds annually, according to the Fairfield County Auditor's Office.

The Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Drive, was established 28 years ago and has approximately 750 members.

The levy passed Tuesday will replace an existing levy set to expire at the end of this year.

The renewal levy will go into effect at the beginning of 2013. It will cost the property owners in Violet Township and Pickerington $6.13 a year per $100,000 valuation of property.

Approximately $80,000 of the annual revenue generated by the levy will fund yearly salaries of the center’s one full-time employee, as well as its three part-time employees, Pickerington Senior Center President John Sambrosky said last month.

The balance of the $196,000 in revenue will go toward building maintenance, utilities and the possible expansion of programming and night operational hours for the center, Sambrosky said.

Liquor option

Voters in Violet Township’s Precinct A soundly passed a liquor option for Buffalo Wild Wings, 2386 Taylor Road in Reynoldsburg

The option, which passed by a count of 445 (71.89 percent) to 174 (28.11 percent) will allow Sunday wine and liquor sales at the restaurant and bar.