Perry Township residents on Nov. 6 will vote on a 1.5-mill renewal levy for roads and streets.

Corrections: The print and earlier online version of this story misidentified the Franklin County Budget Commission and provided a wrong first name for a township trustee.

Perry Township residents on Nov. 6 will vote on a 1.5-mill renewal levy for roads and streets.

If approved, the five-year levy will continue to fund services the road department provides, according to Township Trustee Jim Roper.

If approved, the levy is expected to raise about $240,000 and would help pay for "general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges," according to information from the Franklin County Board of Elections.

Roper said it also would help fund snow, leaf and brush removal and other road maintenance.

The levy would continue to cost $40 per every $100,000 in property value.

The levy is collecting at an effective rate of 1.3 mills, according to the Franklin County Budget Commission, and expires at the end of the year.

The effective rate is lower because of a 1976 state law known as House Bill 920, which mandates that as property values increase, millage amounts decrease.

"The key is this is a renewal levy, and the renewal levy will raise the same amount of money," Roper said, adding that approval would not increase taxes.

Election Day is Nov. 6, but early and absentee voting began Oct. 10.

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