Marysville Exempted Village School District officials have been saying for some time that a renewal of an expiring 6.56-mill, five-year operating levy would be on the November ballot.

Marysville Exempted Village School District officials have been saying for some time that a renewal of an expiring 6.56-mill, five-year operating levy would be on the November ballot.

The school board took the first steps toward making that official at its July 20 meeting, passing a resolution requesting the Union County auditor to certify the collection amount for the levy.

Once the levy is certified by the auditor, it returns to the board for a final resolution placing it on the ballot, according to district treasurer/CFO Delores Cramer.

The board is expected to take that vote at a special meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.

A "renewal" levy means no new taxes, Cramer said, maintaining the property tax rollback.

The levy, first passed in 1989 and renewed three times since, is currently being collected at 3.02 mills for residential property and 4.84 mills for commercial and industrial property.

District officials had initially planned to seek a "replacement" of the levy, which would have eliminated the property tax rollback and restored tax collection to the originally-voted collection amount, but the contract agreement reached with the teachers' union in May allowed officials to instead seek "renewal," with Superintendent Larry Zimmerman saying "It's the right thing to do from a community standpoint."

Zimmerman has expressed confidence a renewal would pass in November.

"This levy has been renewed three times before, and I think the community respects that that is money that has been necessary," he said.