Pataskala's delay on what - if anything - to put on the November ballot to fund police operations continued Monday night.

Pataskala's delay on what - if anything - to put on the November ballot to fund police operations continued Monday night.

Pataskala City Council's finance committee met Monday and continued discussing which option would be better: a property-tax measure or another income-tax request.

"My hesitation is, I don't want the city to be so heavily reliant on property taxes," finance committee chair Merissa McKinstry said.

The city must find a way to fund police operations, with the current 5-mill levy set to expire at the end of this year. Collections stop at the end of 2010.

The city also is struggling to fund street repairs and the general fund after failing to renew a streets levy in 2006 and unsuccessfully trying to pass an income tax seven times since 2001.

In June, Pataskala City Council tabled an ordinance to put an 8-mill permanent police levy on the November ballot.

McKinstry said city officials are concerned that putting a police levy and a streets levy on the November ballot would cause both issues to fail. She said council is expected to talk more about potential ballot issues during a regular meeting Monday, July 6.