Liberty seeks road levy

Liberty road levy

It failed in November, but Liberty Township trustees are trying to get voters to approve a new road tax on the May ballot.

Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved placing a five-year, 1.25-mill levy on the ballot. Trustees said they need the money to fix several roads that are in poor shape in the township.

“It’s critical. We have a real critical issue here with maintaining the roads. The cold patch right now is not satisfactory. It’s a band-aid,” said Trustee Jodi Stoyak.

The levy would generate about $226,000 a year. Trustees said the levy only failed by a couple hundred votes the last time and are confident it will pass this time around.

Trustees said they have several companies and residents willing to work on a committee to help educate the public. If the levy passes, it would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $35 a year.

“We need to keep our infrastructure up and maintained. It’s an all better community when you have proper roads, sanitary sewers, runoff drains. It’s what we are responsible to do,” said Trustee Jason Rubin.

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