Grandview’s replacement levy will be four-year measure
Grandview Heights City Council on July 30 voted to make the replacement levy the city will place on the November ballot a four-year measure.
Council will vote Aug. 6 to officially place the levy on the ballot. The levy will be for 7.5 mills, with 6.5 mills providing operating funds and 1 mill to be set aside for street improvements.
The levy will replace the current 8.3-mill operating levy, which will expire at the end of the year.
The finance committee had recommended that council approve a four-year levy.
During the July 30 meeting, council member Milt Lewis again made a motion to reduce the levy to three years, the traditional length for city operating levies.
The motion failed 5-2, with Lewis and council member Steve Gladman casting the only votes in favor.
At council's July 16 meeting, Lewis made a similar motion, and council deadlocked with a 3-3 vote. Council member Susan Jagers was out of town and unable to attend the meeting.
Council member Ed Hastie voted in favor of Lewis' motion July 16 but voted against it July 30.