Canfield residents voting on tax increase

Canfield income tax hike on ballot Tuesday

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Polls will be open a little while longer for a special election in the city of Canfield.

Residents are deciding the fate of a half-percent increase for the city’s income tax. It now stands at 1 percent, but if approved, it would climb to 1.5 percent.

City administrators said they need the extra revenue to maintain local services because the state has cut back on funding.

One voter we spoke with said she voted “yes.”

“It is a very, very nice area and if we can help it and improve everything and keep the improvement in Canfield, I would like that,” Bonnie Jacobson said.

Polls at the St. Michael Parish Life Center and the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm will close at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Both poll workers and voters alike seemed impressed with the larger-than-anticipated turnout.

“Canfield is a caring area. It is a very good area. People seem like, when you need help, they are there. When you need anything, Canfield always sticks up,” Jacobson said.

We will have the results for you as soon as they become available here and on WKBN First News at 10 and 11.

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