By ERIC SCHAADT
STAFF WRITER

NAPOLEON — On the May ballot, Patrick Henry schools and the Henry County Senior Citizen Center are seeking voter approval of tax levies that were snubbed by the electorate in November.

The Henry County Senior Citizen Center is requesting an 0.8-mill replacement levy along with an increase of 0.2 mill, for five years.

According to the Henry County Auditor’s Office, the total 1-mill levy would bring in $744,500 a year.

A person with a home appraised at $100,000 would pay $35 a year.

According to senior citizen center officials, the larger levy is being sought to keep pace with growing demands for the agency’s services.

Growth, agency officials have said, has been noticed in programs such as transportation for senior citizens and Meals on Wheels.

A slightly bigger tax proposal — an 0.8-mill levy with a 0.4-mill increase — was rejected by voters last fall by a margin of 51 percent to 49 percent.

Separately, the Patrick Henry School District is asking voters to renew a 4.2-mill operating levy for three years.

Levy revenue is used to fund day-to-day operations of the school district, according to school officials.

The levy generates $746,700 each year, the auditor’s office reported. A person with a home appraised at $100,000 pays $128 a year.

Last November, district voters narrowly rejected the levy by a 16-vote margin. The school district covers portions of Henry and Wood counties.

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