PAINESVILLE, Ohio, July 14, 2022– The Board of Lake County Commissioners approved a resolution to place an issue on the November 8 ballot. The issue seeks to renew the existing 0.8 mill senior services levy to continue to help address the need for senior services.
The senior services levy currently generates approximately $4.5 million annually and is set to expire December 31, 2022. Since the last renewal in 2017, the Board of Commissioners has implemented several new programs with the help of area agencies. Some of these include adding funding to Job & Family Services to allow for the dedicated Adult Protective Services unit, the creation of the Volunteer Guardian Program, a partnership between the Lake County Probate Court and Lifeline, as well as the creation of a non-medical in-home care program currently administered by the Lake County Council on Aging.
“Over the last few years, we have worked to implement new programs to ensure we address the critical needs of some of the county’s most vulnerable citizens. The revenue generated by this senior services levy is essential to properly address those needs and issues. Our seniors have spent their lives doing their part to make Lake County a wonderful place; let’s protect them and help maintain their dignity and quality of life in return,” said Commissioner John R. Hamercheck, President of the Board of Lake County Commissioners. “Passage of this levy is necessary to achieve that goal.” Click here to view the entire news release.Tweet