Perrysburg Township voters asked to renew road levy

LIME CITY — A Perrysburg Township renewal of the 1.5-mill road maintenance levy is on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

It can be used for the general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges.

Wood County Auditor Matt Oestreich said that the tax for a $100,000 home would be $48.35 per year. That number is lower than what a new levy would be, because property values have increased since the tax valuation of the properties on the original levy.

“These guys manage the money well,” Trustee Gary Britten said of Maintenance Director Marvin Conner and the other members of the department. “They’ve done a lot of curb work and follow-up with the paving.

“We have accomplished a lot with the money that the taxpayers have given us. We did go through paperwork on what an engineer did on a study of our roads, and then the county engineer gave us one here a couple of years ago too. That’s how we rate them. We looked at that, and other circumstances, and we spread out the levy money work throughout the township and we’ve gotten a lot of bang for our buck,” Britten added.

A 1.5-mill levy amounts to 15 cents for each $100 of valuation, starting in 2023, first due in 2024.

The estimated property tax revenue that will be produced by the millage, assuming the tax valuation of the properties remains constant throughout the life of the levy, at $474,666,250, is calculated to be $676,019.

Oestreich added that the proposed levy estimator on the Wood County auditor’s website is also live for proposed levies, with columns for current taxes, new taxes and the difference, for each levy.

The property includes all real, personal and public utility property.