Perrysburg will try transit levy on May ballot PDF Print E-mail
Written by By PETER KUEBECK/Sentinel Staff Writer   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:34
PERRYSBURG – Transit will be back on the ballot this spring.
In a unanimous vote with little fanfare, council decided to officially place a five-year, 0.8-mill levy on the May ballot for voters.
The levy would raise about $459,000 per year if approved. Perrysburg is expected to resurrect transit services almost immediately after a successful vote; that 2013 service then would be financed by the city and paid back by some of the levy funds at a later date, since the property tax monies generated by the measure would not come into the city’s coffers until 2014.
This new transportation offering, with will likely be provided by Ride Right LLC, who offered much-lauded “gap” service in the fall, would be somewhat more limited than originally envisioned. It would include ADA paratransit and call-a-ride offerings, as well as morning and evening commuter shuttles, all in new vehicles.
“They’ve already provided the core services, they’re familiar with the route, there’s no learning curve,” Grayson said of using Ride Right again.
A 1.45-mill transit levy failed by fewer than 200 votes in November, a defeat largely blamed on vague ballot language and confusion about whether service would continue without the new tax.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:44

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