UNION — With voters defeating the City of Union’s proposed street levy renewal of 3 mills plus one additional mill on Nov. 3, city council Monday night voted to place a 3 mill renewal street levy back on the March ballot.
The additional mill has been dropped from the proposed renewal. Union voters defeated the proposed renewal plus one additional mill by 92 votes on Nov. 3 with 981 voting against the levy and 889 for the levy.
“We are all aware that the three mill renewal plus one additional mill failed November 3,” said City Manager John Applegate. “We have brought the 3 mill renewal back to you. This is the levy that was first passed back in 1976.We have to have this and we’d like to get this done so it can be on the primary in March and if for any reason that this fails we would still have November to go for it. If we lose this funding we would be in dire trouble, bottom line. It would be our recommendation that we start this process so we can get this to the auditor’s office.”
Once the city presents the levy to the auditor’s office the auditor would determine how much revenue the levy would generate. After that the city would pass an ordinance to place the renewal levy on the March ballot, including information on what the renewal levy would cost the average home owner.