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 ninety-five hundredths (0.95) mill, for the benefit of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio, for the purpose of providing and maintaining motor vehicles, communications and other equipment used directly in the operation of the Police Department and payment of salaries of permanent police personnel at a rate not exceeding ninety-five hundredths (0.95) mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to nine and one half cents (9 ½ ¢) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2024, first due in calendar year 2025 in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 5705.19(A). Said levy shall renew a 0.95 mill levy currently on the City’s tax duplicate, with no increase and no decrease. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 5705.19(J).
SECTION 2: That said renewal levy be placed on the tax list commencing in tax year 2024, and first due in 2025, 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: That this Resolution is for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, welfare, and safety of the City for the reason that said Resolution must be passed and filed with the Board of Elections on or before August 9, 2023, in order to place it on the November 7, 2023 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.
PASSED at a special meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 2nd day of August, 2023, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the Council.