One County-Wide Levy On The Ballot This May

2/8/18 – 5:04 A.M.

You’ll see one county-wide levy in Hancock County this May. The Hancock County Department of Job and Family Services is asking residents to pass a 1.2-mill, 10-year levy. Officials say the tax would generate around $2.31 million per year. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 property around $42 annually.

Money raised from the levy would pay for child protective services, adult protective services, and child care.

Elsewhere in the county, the Arcadia, Cory-Rawson, and Liberty-Benton school districts all have renewal levies on the ballot in May.

There is one other levy on the ballot asking for new money. Residents who live in the new Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District will see a 1.5 mill, five-year levy to pay for fire protection in Union and Van Buren townships. That includes the Rawson, Mount Cory, and Jenera fire departments.