The Press Newspaper
For the third time since 2000, the Wood County commissioners have opted to reduce tax collections of a levy that funds the adult and protective services programs of the county’s Job and Family Services Department.
The commissioners have requested the county budget commission reduce the levy collection by half for 2014 – an estimated savings for taxpayers of $1.86 million.
The commissioners said the JFS staff has been “extremely responsible” with expenditures covered by the levy.
The commissioners asked the budget panel to forgo collecting the millage entirely in 2011.
In other business, the commissioners announced the completion last week of a new restroom on the first floor of the county office building that complies with the American with Disabilities Act.
The new restroom is located between the board of elections and emergency management agency offices. The office building was constructed in 1976 – prior to the passage of the ADA.
The county will be the guarantor for the project in the amount of $985,750.
Special meeting called
Meetings are open to the public.
The committee will accept testimony on municipal income taxes only.
The committee has held similar sessions throughout the state, including a Sept. 3 meeting in Bowling Green.
To offer testimony contact Alex Goodman at 614 644-7928.