Issues 1 and 2 pass with ease

Drew Parker

Kent voters approved Issue 1 by 69.25% and Issue 2 by 69.59% in Tuesday’s election.

The two levies will provide about 43 percent of the total annual revenue for The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The board provides services to disabled children and adults in Portage County, including programs at Happy Days School, Special Olympics and others.

Issue 1 is a five-year, 2-mills levy covering tax years 2014 to 2018. (A mill is one-thousandth of a United States Dollar.)

Issue 2 is a 10-year, 0.9-mills levy beginning in 2014 and ending in 2023. The levy was first passed in 2004 and has been renewed for the first time.

Home and business owners will fund both levies, which will provide various services to thousands of developmentally disabled Portage County residents, and keep current programs running without a wait list.

Contact Drew Parker at [email protected].