June 28, 2016


Chippewa voters to vote on 6-mill replacement levy

CHIPPEWA LAKE — Village voters will see a 6-mill replacement levy on the May 7 primary ballot.

Chippewa Lake Village Mayor Joanne Dodaro said the five-year levy is needed to pay for the services the village provides its residents, including street lighting, snow plowing, mosquito spraying and upkeep of parks.

The levy will maintain current village services, the mayor said.

“The state has cut the local government funding every year,” she said. “They’ll be cutting more next year. We’re just trying to carry on. Our village council manages things very well.”

If approved, the replacement levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $24 a year. The levy now costs the owner of a $100,000 home about $160 annually.

Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.