June 6, 2024

UCBDD will seek new-money levy in November


By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

The Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities is asking to go on the ballot this November.

Superintendent Kara Brown made the request to the county commissioners earlier this week, noting the ask for new money has been a topic of discussion at the board for more than a year.

The UCBDD is asking for a seven-year, 1.1-mil levy that will generate an estimated $3 million and will be the first request for a new levy in 22 years, she said.

As the county grows and the demand for services increases, Brown said it has become difficult to make do with the current dollars. While the board benefits from growth in the form of increased levy re…

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