The Violet Township trustees last week unanimously approved the terms for a renewal of a 0.2-mill operating levy for the Pickerington Senior Center.

The Violet Township trustees last week unanimously approved the terms for a renewal of a 0.2-mill operating levy for the Pickerington Senior Center.

Pending additional approval by the Fairfield County Board of Elections, Violet Township voters on Nov. 6 will be asked to renew a five-year levy to provide operational funding to the Pickerington Senior Center.

The 0.2-mill levy approved by the trustees July 18 would renew a current operating levy set to expire at the end of this year.

According to Violet Township Director of Operations Bill Yaple, the renewal would not result in an increase in taxes currently paid by township property owners.

"The existing levy expires at the end of 2012," Yaple said. "This levy will replace that levy.

"It's the same exact levy."

The proposed levy would cost property owners in the township, $6.12 per $100,000 of valuation.

Yaple said the levy is vital to the senior center's operations.

"It's going to produce around $196,000 annually for the senior center," he said. "It's for operations, repairs or whatever need be for that senior center."

If passed, the renewal levy would go into effect at the beginning of 2013, Yaple said, and the township would begin collecting taxes from it in 2014.

Violet Township owns the Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Drive.

However, the township is not permitted to use any levy funds for purposes other than those related to the senior center.

The Pickerington Senior Center was established 27 years ago and, as of last March, had a membership of approximately 650 people.

Membership is open to anyone age 50 or older, regardless of residency.

Annual membership costs are $12.50.