The Miami Township garbage levy had a 1.2 millage rate and generated about $690,000 in annual revenue for the township. Removing this levy will reduce property taxes for the owner of a home valued at $100,000 by $36.75 per year. The levy would have expired at the end of 2014.
County Auditor Karl Keith told the members of the Budget Commission that township officials requested the removal of the levy earlier this year after they decided to outsource trash collection services. Keith said the removal of a voter-approved levy required action by the county’s Budget Commission.
In other action, the Budget Commission, consisting of County Prosecutor Mat Heck, County Treasurer Carolyn Rice along with Auditor Keith, approved the allocation of more than $17 million in local government funds to jurisdictions in Montgomery County. An additional $18 million was allocated to the county’s four public libraries.
Date: August 26, 2013