1/22/15 – 10:57 A.M.
The Hancock County Commissioners cleared the way for two renewal levies to appear on the May ballot during their Thursday meeting. As a result, a 1.9 mill renewal levy for the Blanchard Valley Center and a half-mill renewal levy for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will be up for a vote this spring.
BVC Superintendent Connie Ament says the levy is needed because enrollment continues to climb…
Audio: Connie Ament
Ament says state funding continues to decrease as well. The levy is one of two that fund BVC operations.
Library Director Jeff Winkle says his organization is in a similar boat when it comes to a drop in state funding.
Audio: Jeff Winkle
Winkle says the current levy currently generates around $700,000 a year for the library. Ament the current BVC levy generates around $3.2 million annually for the center.
Neither organization is asking for additional money.Read More →