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Passage of LCHD levy would relieve burden for townships, municipalities

Members of the Logan County Health District Advisory Council learned Thursday evening at their annual meeting about some of the potential benefits of the agency’s upcoming levy, and also how its passage would also save money for the townships and municipalities that they represent.

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Logan County District Board of Health candidate Robert Harrison of West Liberty, standing, addresses the agency’s Advisory Council Thursday evening during the group’s annual meeting. Members then unanimously approved his appointment to the health board. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

The health district has proposed a 10-year, 0.75-mill operating levy that will appear on the May ballot and would raise approximately $750,000 per year.

Such a funding request from the agency has not appeared on the ballot since 2008. Voters turned down several attempts to replace a 10-year levy that expired at the end of 2008.

So beginning in 2009, the health district has been funded each year by $500,000 in inside millage appropriated through the county budget commission. Each of the townships and municipalities currently contributes toward this inside millage total.

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