AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Getting voters to pass levies is never easy.
Austintown has 3 levies on the ballot for March 15’s primary election which are crucial for the township, and township officials are hoping voters see them as crucial to Austintown’s success.
A 5-year levy for the Austintown Senior Center is up for renewal in the election, along with a road levy and one for the parks. Combined, they represent 2.8 mills.
The Austintown Senior Center just signed up its 1,814th member. Twenty-five thousand people visited last year, and those people couldn’t be happier with what they get for a $36 fee.
In fact, the center attracts people from 5 counties, but the voters of Austintown will decide its future.
While Austintown tries to renew 3 levies, the senior issue is also clouded by a senior services levy for Mahoning County, which would provides more at-home services for seniors who can’t get out.
For the nearly 2,000 members of the Austintown Senior Center, they’re hoping there is no confusion between the two levies.
The Senior Center is holding an open house on March 11, 12 and 13, right before the vote.