West Liberty-Salem levy renewed


By Casey S. Elliott - celliott@civitasmedia.com



West Liberty-Salem’s 1 percent, three-year renewal income tax levy passed March 15 with approximately 54.6 percent of the vote overall, with a total of 1117 votes for it and 930 against it in both Champaign and Logan counties, according to unofficial results. Logan County voters passed the levy with 59.7 percent approving; Champaign County voted down the levy with 51.4 percent disapproving. The combined vote was enough to ensure passage. Voter turnout was estimated at 42 percent in Logan County.

“We are obviously very pleased the community continues to support the schools and our children,” West Liberty-Salem Local Schools Superintendent Kraig Hissong said. “We never take it for granted, though this levy has been approved multiple times. We appreciate it. This levy is critical to the function of our school district.”

The 1 percent income tax levy is estimated to generate $1.3 million annually. It was first approved by voters in 1992.

By Casey S. Elliott

celliott@civitasmedia.com

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.