Delaware News

Galena voters have levy to consider May 6

Galena will ask residents to approve a levy May 6 to keep village services status quo.

The 2-mill, four-year replacement levy is expected to generate $37,903 annually if approved.

According to the Delaware County Auditor's office, the levy would cost homeowners $70 annually per $100,000 of property value.

The levy request was approved for the May 6 ballot by Galena Village Council in January. It would replace a 2-mill levy that expired Dec. 31, 2013, on which the village will make its final collection this year.

Galena officials said the village has not determined what budget cuts would be made if the levy fails.

The village also currently has a 1 percent income tax in place.

--THOMAS GALLICK

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