The Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board announced that it is seeking a funding request on the November 2, 2021 ballot. The Board is asking voters to support a renewal of its current 1 mill property tax with an additional .5 mill, bringing the new total to 1.5 mills.
The DMMHRSB funds behavioral health programs and services for residents in the two-county area, largely through the funds generated through the current levy. If approved, the levy will cost a property owner $41.56 – just $3.46 per month – for every $100,000 of appraised property value. The increased millage accounts for just $1.46 of that monthly cost.
Typically, the funds taken from this levy make up approximately 80% of the DMMHRSB’s revenue for the year. In fiscal year 2020, 94% of the Board’s expenses went to direct services and supports for residents. This means that we use the vast majority of this local funding to provide local supports for local residents.
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