RESOLUTION DECLARING THE NECESSITY FOR THE RENEWAL LEVY WITH NO INCREASE AND NO DECREASE OF A CONTINUOUS TAX IN EXCESS OF THE TEN (10) MILL LIMITATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF CURRENT OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO, FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE (5) YEARS.
WHEREAS, the amount of taxes which may be raised within the ten (10) mill limitation will be insufficient to provide an adequate amount for the necessary requirements of the City of St. Clairsville.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO:
SECTION 1: That it is necessary to levy a tax in excess of the ten (10) mill limitation, which levy is a renewal with no increase and no decrease of an existing one and ninety-five hundredths (1.95) mill, for the benefit of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio, for the purpose of current operation expenses at a rate not exceeding one and ninety-five hundredths (1.95) mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to nineteen and one half cents (19½ ¢) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019 in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 5705.19(A). Said levy shall replace a 1.95 mill levy currently on the City’s tax duplicate, with no increase and no decrease.
SECTION 2: That said renewal levy be placed on the tax list commencing in tax year 2018, and first due in 2019, and each succeeding tax duplicate year for a period of five years, if a majority of electors voting thereon vote in favor of it.
SECTION 3: That the Clerk of Council be and is directed to certify a copy of this Resolution to the Board of Elections, Belmont County, Ohio, and notify the Board of Elections to cause notice of election on the question of levying said tax to be given as required by law.
SECTION 4: This Resolution is for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the City for the reason that said Resolution must be passed and filed with the Board of Elections on or before August 9, 2017, in order to place it on the November 7, 2017 ballot.
SECTION 5: That this Resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by the Charter of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio.