There are three levies on the primary ballot on March 17 in Ottawa County, and although none of them will raise taxes, all are very important to the health and welfare of seniors, the Danbury Township Police Department and the Genoa School District.
“The 0.5 mill renewal levy for the Ottawa County Senior Resources Program provides a wide range of services for the senior population of Ottawa County,” said Jim Sass of Port Clinton, a farmer, senior citizen and past county commissioner. “That is very important, because Ottawa County has the second-highest per capital population of those 60 years or older in Ohio.”
The Senior Resources Program provides 250 meals per day in Ottawa County with Home Care Services and Daybreak Services, as well as managing six Senior Centers.
“I have ridden along with the Home Delivered Meals drivers many times,” said Sass. “I have seen the positive impact the service offers. In many cases, the person delivering a meal is the only person that some home-bound seniors may see during the day. The trained drivers have found clients to be in a medical emergency or need medical attention.
“Today’s seniors are more active and all want to stay in their own home as long as they can. The Senior Resources Program has helped them to do that.”
Danbury Township residents will vote on replacing two existing police levies, a move that will be a reduction of 0.5 mill. The Genoa Area Local School District levy seeks to renew a 5 mill levy funding current operating expenses.