XENIA — Greene County Commissioners approved a public health levy for the November ballot at the board’s Thursday meeting. The proposed .8 mill, five-year renewal levy would support Greene County Public Health in its health efforts throughout the county.
Ballot language approved for the levy states that the tax would be for the “purpose of providing sufficient funds to carry out its health program including, but not limited to child and senior citizen services, control of tuberculosis and communicable diseases, food and water protection, health education, safe communities, HIVD/AIDS diagnosis and education …”
Greene County tax-payers would owe $.08 for each hundred dollar evaluation, for five years commencing in 2016, to be collected in 2017, if the levy is approved.
According to promotional material from the health district, it provides “convenient, affordable direct care services to pregnant women and children, dental care, WIC, special services to families with medical and developmental needs, school inspections, general operations, nuisance abatement, rabies and other environmental health investigations” for $24.50 per year per $100,000 of home value.
According to public health information, the levy makes up about a third of the organization’s total revenue.