July 25, 2016

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Chippewa Lake levy passage will help maintain parks

Voters in Chippewa Lake overwhelmingly approved a replacement levy to pay for village operating expenses Tuesday.

The five-year tax was approved 107 to 53 votes, according to unofficial Medina County Board of Elections results.

“I think there’s a lot of positive stuff going on around here,” village Mayor Joanne Dodaro said. “And people have pride in our community.”

The 6-mill replacement levy will cost owners with a home worth $100,000 about $184 a year — about $24 more than the levy it is replacing.

The levy supports village services, including street lighting, snow plowing, mosquito spraying and upkeep of parks.

Dodaro said maintaining parks is costly because the village has many parks and a small number of taxpayers to support the services.

“I think it’s wonderful at a time when we know everyone is strapped that people came out to show support,” Dodaro said. “I think it shows a lot of confidence in the Village Council and they job they’re doing handling our finances.”

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