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Hamilton County Will Have Two Levies On November Ballot

Hamilton County residents will see two property tax renewal levies on the Nov. 5 ballot.

The county commissioners approved resolutions Thursday for measures funding developmental disabilities and family services and treatment programs. Both levies have flat funding, which means taxpayers shouldn't see an increase on their property tax bills.

The 4.13 mills renewal levy for five years for developmental disabilities is expected to generate about $75 million a year. It's estimated to cost the homeowner of a $100,000 home about $114 a year.

Right now DDS provides services to about 7,800 children and adults with developmental disabilities in the county. That includes case management, infant therapy, family support, housing support, funding and benefit assistance, and the operation of two schools.

The 0.34 mills renewal, also for five years, for family service and treatment programs will continue to generate about $6.3 million a year. It's estimated to cost the homeowner of a $100,000 home about $10 a year.

This funding is used to provide treatment for individuals in the criminal justice system related to alcohol and drug use.

The county's Tax Levy Review Committee reviewed and last month recommended commissioners place both levies on the November ballot.

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