MIAMI COUNTY — The tax levy for the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities was on the Nov. 3 ballot for renewal and has passed, with 21,863 votes for the levy and 9,420 against the levy.
The five-year, 2.5-mill levy generates $5,325,662.40 per year, which is 39.08 percent of the board’s (also known as Riverside Developmental Disabilities) operating budget.
Providing services for over 900 residents in the county, these funds provide services in case management, recreational activities, early intervention services, physical and occupational therapies, community housing coordination, adult day services, transportation, and community employment training and placement.
The levy was first introduced in 1992 at a rate of 4 mills, and was then renewed in 1997 at a lower rate of 2.8 mills. In 2002, the levy was renewed for 2.5 mills and has been the same rate since.
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