County voters in November will decide a 0.1-mill operating levy request by the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District.

County voters in November will decide a 0.1-mill operating levy request by the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District.

County commissioners passed a resolution July 28 to place the five-year levy on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Conservation district officials anticipate the levy would generate about $370,000 per year. It would cost property owners $3.06 per year for every $100,000 of assessed valuation, according to the county auditor's office.

Officials say the levy is necessary to support the conservation district's programs and services, which have been reduced because of decreases in state and county funding. Additional reductions in funding are expected as a result of cuts in the state's Local Government Fund over the next two years.

The mission of the conservation district is "to promote conservation of natural resources through local leadership, education and technical assistance," according to its website.