Elections

Levy passes handily

Yellow Springs voters approved by a healthy margin the renewal of the Village of Yellow Springs 8.4 mill property tax levy on Tuesday, May 3. The levy renewal was approved by 706 voters, or 65 percent, with 378 voters, or almost 35 percent, voting against.

About one third of Yellow Springs voters — 1,088 out of 3,462 — went to the polls on Tuesday, which Greene County Board of Elections Deputy Director Llyn McCoy called a “fairly decent turn-out” for a single-issue election. The Yellow Springs turnout also surpassed that of voters county-wide, where only 21.9 percent voted.

The five-year levy, passed by only a single vote in 2006, provides about $760,000 yearly, or 25 percent, to the Village’s general fund, which finances almost all Village services other than utilities.

For a more detailed story on the levy, including a precinct-by-precinct breakdown of voting, see the May 5 Yellow Springs News.

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