Clark County Health District Aims to Renew Levy
The Clark County Combined Health District is asking voters to renew Issue 22. It’s a five year levy that brings in about two million dollars a year for the county’s public health programs.
Health Commissioner Charles Patterson says he expects Issue 22 to pass.
“The voters have been very supportive of the health district in the past," said Patterson. "The last time we ran this renewal levy over 60 percent of the population voted in favor of it so we expect that confidence in the program to continue.”
Patterson says the district is focusing on disease prevention and health promotion, including vaccination awareness, anti-smoking and weight-loss campaigns.
Patterson says an error discovered Tuesday on the the Clark County Auditor’s website has been corrected. The site initially listed levy-renewal Issue 22 as a new tax. But officials stress the levy is not a tax increase.
Additionally, voters in New Carlisle will consider Issue 1. If approved, the measure would renew funding for its public health levy.