Minerva Park residents will vote in the May 4 primary on a replacement levy that would continue their tax support of the village at current levels.

Minerva Park residents will vote in the May 4 primary on a replacement levy that would continue their tax support of the village at current levels.

Village council members voted unanimously on Feb. 8 on the third reading of a resolution to place the measure on Tuesday's ballot.

Mayor Lynn Eisentrout has little doubt that voters who turn out from among the 1,283 residents of Minerva Park - and she estimated about half generally do - will approve the five-year, 4-mill replacement levy.

"We've always been very fortunate with residents supporting our levies," Eisentrout said. "None of them have ever not been approved by the residents.

"We're just hoping for their continued support."

The existing levy, which was approved in 2005, and the replacement levy both tax residents of the village at a rate of 40 cents for every $100 of home valuation. That translates to $122.50 for every $100,000.

The village council "believes it is in the bests interests of Minerva Park residents to replace the May 2005 4-mill tax levy with another 4-mill tax levy based upon the current property tax valuations ... ," the Feb. 8 resolution states, in part.

Anticipated revenue from the replacement levy is $155,010.32 a year, according to the resolution.

That's based on the most recent assessed valuation of property in the village limits of $38,337,580.