September 20, 2014

Medina
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Taxes rise for Medina County property owners

MEDINA — All property owners in Medina County will see increases in their tax bills this year because of the new levy passed in November by the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

While most of the levies approved last year were renewals and won’t mean higher tax bills, voters approved several new money issues.

The biggest increases in 2013 will be in Lodi Village and Buckeye Schools.

The 1.9-mill permanent replacement levy for the developmental disabilities board will increase taxes $30 per year for the owner of a $100,000 home, according to Medina County Deputy Auditor Anne Murphy.

But the same home in Lodi will see an additional increase of $153 annually because of the passage of a 5-mill, five-year additional levy for village operating expenses, she said.

Buckeye Schools’ 7.9-mill operating levy, approved in an Aug. 7 special election, will cost the owner of a $100,000 home almost $249 more annually.

Voters in the Westfield Fire and Rescue District approved a new 2.5-mill permanent levy in November that will hike the bill on a $100,000 home by about $46 a year.

Property owners in Wadsworth Schools will pay about $31.50 more per $100,000 in home valuation because of a 1-mill, five-year levy for Wadsworth’s Ella M. Everhard Public Library.

Lafayette Township homeowners will see the smallest bump in their bills — an additional $4 a year because of the passage of a renewal police levy in March.

Murphy said tax bills are expected to be mailed by the second week of January and will be due by about the second week of February.

Property owners can find out how much they will owe by going to the auditor’s website, www.medinacountyauditor.org/rater07.htm, and inputting their property value and taxing district.