2013-10-19 / Editorials & Letters

Voters asked to renew road levy

Editor:

We are writing to express our unanimous support for the renewal of Fairfield County’s Road, Bridge and Culvert renewal levy.

Fairfield County remains one of the fastest growing counties in Ohio, and expanding and maintaining a strong transportation infrastructure is vital not only to residents and businesses already located here, but essential to attracting and expanding business growth and development, particularly along the U.S. 33 corridor.

The economy of Fairfield County relies on the ability to move people and goods effciently and safely and for businesses and community organizations to provide quality services. Without renewal of this levy, or ability to compete for jobs and growth would be significantly diminished.

In addition, the funds generated by this levy are used as local matching funds to attract significant state and federal road and bridge funding support. Without the levy, we could lose hundreds of thousands of additional infrastructure funds that have averaged $2.35 million per year under the current levy.

Renewal of the County Road, Bridge and Culvert levy will NOT increase your taxes.

Steven A. Davis
Mike Kiger
David L. Levacy
Fairfield County Commissioners

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