Issue 10 - Police Levy
On the May 3, 2022 Primary Election ballot, Whitehall voters approved Issue 10 - the Safer Whitehall Levy. Issue 10 is a 2.822 mill property tax levy to support the Whitehall Division of Police.
100% of all proceeds from the levy will be completely dedicated to police operations and capital expenses, including the hiring of six new sworn officers, an expansion and renovation of the Division of Police Station, enhanced dispatching capabilities and technology improvements. Learn more about the levy below.
More details on the police station expansion is coming soon.
Issue 10 Quick Facts:
- Total Millage Requested: 2.822 mills
- Tax Year Impacted: 2022 (With payments beginning in calendar year 2023)
- Estimated Annual Levy Revenue: $790,000
- Percent of Levy Revenue Dedicated to Police Operations and Capital Expenses: 100%
- Major Benefits to Community:
- Renovation of Division of Police Station on S. Yearling Road, allowing for improved police operations and space for the Whitehall police force to expand
- The addition of six new sworn officers, offset in part by a COPS Hiring Program Grant
- A return to centralized, in-house police, fire and emergency medical service, improving overall emergency response times
- Enhanced police technology and equipment
The Dollars and Cents
|Home Type:||Home Value:||Daily Property Tax Increase||Monthly Property Tax Increase|
|Average Whitehall Home||$100,000||$0.27||$8.23|
|Home with a Senior Homestead Exemption||$100,000||$0.20||$6.17|
Calculate Your Taxes
Want to calculate what your exact property tax will be? Visit the Franklin County Auditor's website, go to Real Estate, go to Property Search, search for your property and select Tax Calculators from the left menu bar.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What wILL the police station renovation and expansion look like?
- What wILL the levy fund?
- When wILL the levy start?
- How long wILL the levy be in effect?
- How wILL my taxes be impacted?
- When is the levy on the ballot?
The City plans to take out a $7 million General Obligation Bond to fund a 9,000 square foot renovation and a 13,000 square foot expansion of the police station.
The project will include upgrades to the dispatch center, training room, firing range, work stations, fleet garage and property room. Additionally, the lobby and reception area will also be redesigned, and named in honor of fallen Whitehall officer, Terry McDowell.
The levy will generate approximately $790,000 annually, 100% of which would be dedicated to Division of Police operations and capital expenses. This includes:
- The addition of six new police officers
- The renovation and expansion of the police station
- Enhanced emergency dispatching capabilities
- Reduced emergency response times
- Technology improvements
The levy will start in Tax Year 2022, with payments beginning in calendar year 2023.
The levy is a permanent one.
The average Whitehall home will see a $0.27 a day increase (or $0.20 a day increase for seniors with a homestead exemption) in property taxes.
To calculate your impact, visit the Franklin County Auditor's website, go to Real Estate, go to Property Search, search for your property and select Tax Calculators from the left menu bar.
- Statement of Necessity Legislation Introduction: January 11, 2022 City Council Committee Meetings
- Statement of Necessity Legislation Presentation and Consideration: January 18, 2022 City Council Voting Meeting (APPROVED)
- Ballot Legislation Consideration: February 1, 2022 City Council Voting Meeting (APPROVED)
- Safer Whitehall Town Hall #1 - Virtual: Noon, Tuesday, April 5
- Safer Whitehall Town Hall #2 - In-Person: 6 p.m., Thursday, April 21, New Life Church (441 S . Yearling Road (No advance registration necessary)
- Ballot Inclusion: May 3, 2022 Primary Election (APPROVED)
- Property Tax Year Impacted: 2022 (With payments beginning in Calendar Year 2023)
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