SourcePoint Hosts Public Forums About Senior Services Levy April 11, 14
Free Pancake Breakfast Kicks Off Levy Campaign April 7
The Delaware County Senior Services Levy returns to the ballot May 8. Passage of the levy is needed to continue services for Delaware County’s rapidly growing older population, including in-home services, such as Meals on Wheels, personal care, medical transportation, emergency response systems, and more.
To provide the community with an opportunity to learn about the levy request, there are two forums scheduled Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. The forums are open to the public and give attendees an opportunity to ask SourcePoint Executive Director Bob Horrocks questions about senior services and the levy.
Local voters also are invited to attend the levy campaign kickoff and pancake breakfast Saturday, April 7, any time between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Information about the levy, as well as yard signs, will be available at the open-house event.
The senior services levy requests a renewal of 1.2 mills, the same amount voters approved in 2013, and an addition of 0.1 mill. The additional cost to the taxpayer is $3.50 each year per $100,000 of property valuation. By state law, senior services levies can last no longer than five years. Funding from the current levy expires at the end of 2018.
For the past 25 years, SourcePoint, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has worked to promote healthy aging and to help older adults in Delaware County remain living safely and independently in their own homes. For more information about the Senior Services Levy, visit SaveSeniorServices.org.