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There are nine Mason school tax levy rollbacks on the ballot. Here’s what they would do

Cincinnati Enquirer |

If approved by voters on Tuesday, levies approved in 1968, 1969, 1977, 1978, 1988, 1996, 2001, 2005, and last April’s 9.96-mill levy would each be reduced by 0.01 mill.

Passage of all nine issues would decrease the district’s revenue by $76,827 annually and reduce taxes by $1.26 on a home valued at $100,000, said Shaun Bevan, district treasurer.

Voting against the nine issues would preserve the money and prevent any group from trying to reduce millage on any levy for the next five years as Ohio law only allows one tax reduction challenge to any levy every five years.

Each issue was put on the ballot by the group Mason for Kids. The move was a preemptive one after members of the Committee to Preserve Mason shared a plan last year to use the law to reduce the 9.96-mill phased-in levy the district had put on the ballot if voters approved it.