MOUNT VERNON — Voters in Miller Township will be voting on a levy to provide funds for ambulance and EMS service in the May primary. The 1.4 mills levy is a replacement and decrease levy.
“The levy has been put on as a replacement and decrease,” said Knox County Auditor Jonnette Curry. “What they have done is the current levy, which expires Dec. 31 of this year, is for 2.5 mills and was generating $41,500. The 1.4-mills levy will generate $29,600. What they’ve computed is between the value increasing and the millage decreasing, this is the amount of money they’ve determined they need to operate on.”
Curry said replacement and decrease means exactly what it says. The new levy will replace the expiring levy, and decrease the actual revenue generated.
“On a $100,000 home, you take that $100,000 and take that times 35 percent,” said Curry explaining how much the levy would cost a taxpayer.