By ERIC SCHAADT
BOWLING GREEN — A park levy is the lone countywide issue that will appear on the May ballot in Wood County.
The levy campaign seeks the renewal of an existing 1-mill levy that is set to expire at the end of the year, according to the Wood County Park District.
This is not a new tax, park Director Neil A. Munger pointed out.
“The park district operates on this single levy and it is used to fund all improvements, maintenance, staffing and acquisition for the park district,” Munger said.
The tax brings in $1.9 million a year. A person with a home appraised at $100,000 pays $30 a year for the levy, according to the Wood County Auditor’s Office.
Separately, Wood County voters who live in the Patrick Henry School District will help decide an operating levy.
The school district is asking district residents to renew a 4.2-mill levy for three years. It funds daily general operations of the school district, according to school officials.
The levy generates $746,700 a year, according to the Henry County Auditor’s Office. A person with a home appraised at $100,000 pays $128 a year for the levy, according to the auditor’s office.
Last November, district voters rejected the levy by a 16-vote margin. The school district covers portions of Henry and Wood counties.