Village Asks To Double Income Tax

By WBNS-10TV
UPDATED: Monday February 3, 2014 6:00 PM

The Village of Minerva Park is asking voters to approve a proposed income tax increase Tuesday. It is the only issue on the special election in Franklin County.

The issue asks the 1,024 eligible Minerva Park voters to approve increasing the income tax rate from one to two percent to pay for general municipal operations.

If approved, the income tax rate would go into effect March 1.

The polling location is located at the Minerva Park Community Building at 2829 Minerva Lake Road.

The polling location will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Mayor Lynn Eisentrout tells 10TV the budget is already tight. Police staffing was cut from full time to part time in January. Garbage and leaf pickup was discontinued in 2013. The village also deferred funds to fix the dam and storm/sanitary sewer issues.

According to the village website, if the income tax passes, the village will reconsider bringing back deferred or reduced services.

The village would also move forward with dam repairs.

Voters can visit <http://www.minervapark.org/index.htm> for more information about what the vote means for Minerva Park.

Stay with 10TV on the air and online at 10TV.com for results Tuesday evening.

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