Geauga Tax Levies…not what their taxpayers need

Published Saturday, September 6, 2019
Updated Thursday, September 12, 2019

Remember that sinking feeling as real-estate tax collection day zeroed in on you? How long did it take to recover, particularly if you are on a fixed income and don’t get a “cost-of-living” adjustment?

Just around the corner, in sixty days, you will have the chance to avoid that queasy feeling when you go to vote on three county tax issues totaling 2.6 mills on top of countless school district and township tax levies. It is turning out to be a big squeeze. How tight will you have to pull in your belt? Will you be among the Geauga residents who call it quits here and move on to cheaper living quarters in another county?

Here is the skinny on the THREE tax issues:

1) Geauga County Mental Health— Director Jim Addams makes well-over $100,000 per year, not including other perks. He was just awarded another contract, this one reportedly for five years with additional benefits. We will write more about this contract in the days ahead. Although this levy is identified by the Geauga County Board of Elections as a renewal, there is some concern that a large portion of the taxes collected will be necessary to fund Mr. Addams’ employment contract. This is a continuous levy. Vote NO for this reason.

2) Geauga County Park District. You will recall that GPD suspended collection of this levy for several years, but with the purchase of several large pieces of land, including a private golf course in Newbury in late 2018 from an owner of Junction Auto Sales, the district is billing itself as cash-strapped. This is a .9 mill issue billed as a “Renewal and Decrease” first due in 2021. In the meantime, GPD has stated that it will suspend payment on an older tax levy that has provided rollback. With cancellation of this older issue, taxpayers will lose 12 ½% because the new issue has no rollback and will be collected at 100%, not the 87 ½% collection rate of the older issue. THIS ISSUE IS A 20-YEAR DEAL, FOLKS. It will first be collected in 2021.Your tax rate will really increase with this one, even if your yearly income stays the same or decreases. This may as well be a continuous levy. Vote NO for this reason.

This issue won’t bite the dust until 2041. At that time do you think GPD will be able to live without it? How much more land will GPD try to spring for, all the while creating some lucrative deals for some big owners? When those parcels are removed from the county tax roles, the remaining county property owners will have to make up the difference to finance county offices and departments.

DO NOT BUY INTO THIS ONE! Back in 2011 GPD passed a levy on deceptive marketing. Don’t let it happen again. Vote NO!

3) Geauga County Metzenbaum Center. This is a 1 mill renewal first collectible in 2021. This is a continuous levy. Vote NO for this reason..

Again, added together, these two issues will total 2.6 mills. They DO add up, particularly if your income stays stagnant.

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