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November 5, 2013 Ballot Issues

The City of Xenia will be on the November 5, 2013, ballot with two issues:

  1. 3.5 Mill Operating Levy Renewal (Issue 7)
  2. Electrical Aggregation (Issue 8)

Information Pieces:

Click here to read a Press Release about Issue 8 - Electrical Aggregation published on October 14, 2013.

Click here to read a Press Release about Issue 7 - 3.5 Mill Operating Levy Renewal published on October 14, 2013.

Click here to view/download/print the flyer included in your October Utility Bill.

Click here to view/download/print the flyer included in your September Utility Bill.

For general FAQ's about Electrical Aggregation, visit the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's website (PUCO) by clicking here.

Please check back regularly as we work to provide you with information on these important ballot issues.

Upcoming Educational Events:

  • Candidates and Issues Night on Tuesday, October 22nd, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center, 130 E. Church Street
  • Presentation on Renewal of 3.5 Mill Operating Levy and Electrical Aggregation at October 24th City Council meeting
  • Article(s) in the Fall 2013 Edition of The Xenia Communicator

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ISSUE 7 - Renewal of Existing 3.5 Mill Operating Levy (NO NEW TAXES)

  • The existing 3.5 Mill operating levy was originally passed in 1959 and has been renewed since that time.
  • In the 1970s, legislation enacted that voted tax levies can never exceed that collected tax amount generated when it was first levied except for when property is annexed into the municipality.
  • The current effective voted tax millage for residential property in the City of Xenia is approximately .94 mills on the 3.5 mill operating levy.
  • Collections on the existing 3.5 mill operating levy expire at the end of 2014.
  • The proposed renewal levy will continue to generate an estimated $415,000 annually per the Greene County Auditor’s Certificate of Estimated Property Tax Revenue.
  • This levy provides funds used for day to day operations of Police, Fire, and Public Service Departments.
  • A renewal levy would not generate any additional revenue nor would it cost the taxpayers any additional dollars.

3.5 Mill Operating Levy Current Annual Cost to Taxpayers

The current annual cost for the 3.5 Mill Operating Renewal Levy

Tax appraised value                               Tax @  .94 mills

$  50,000                                              $  14.39

$  75,000                                              $  21.60

$100,000                                              $  28.79

$125,000                                              $  35.99

$150,000                                              $  43.18

$200,000                                              $  57.58

$225,000                                              $  64.78

$250,000                                              $  71.97

$300,000                                              $  86.36

  • The existing 3.5 Mill operating levy was passed in 1959.
  • In the 1970s, legislation enacted that voted tax levies can never exceed that collected tax amount generated when it was first levied   except for when property is annexed into the municipality.
  • The current effective voted tax millage for residential property in the City of Xenia is approximately .94 mills on the 3.5 mill operating levy.
  • Collections on the existing 3.5 mill operating levy expire at the end of 2014.
  • The proposed renewal levy will generate an estimated $415,000 annually per the Greene County Auditor’s Certificate of Estimated  Property Tax Revenue
  • This levy provides funds used for day to day operations of police, fire and public service departments.
  • A renewal levy would not generate any additional revenue nor would it cost the taxpayers any additional dollars.
- See more at: http://www.xacc.com/article.php/20130816081353609#sthash.9SixzhQk.dpuf
  • The existing 3.5 Mill operating levy was passed in 1959.
  • In the 1970s, legislation enacted that voted tax levies can never exceed that collected tax amount generated when it was first levied   except for when property is annexed into the municipality.
  • The current effective voted tax millage for residential property in the City of Xenia is approximately .94 mills on the 3.5 mill operating levy.
  • Collections on the existing 3.5 mill operating levy expire at the end of 2014.
  • The proposed renewal levy will generate an estimated $415,000 annually per the Greene County Auditor’s Certificate of Estimated  Property Tax Revenue
  • This levy provides funds used for day to day operations of police, fire and public service departments.
  • A renewal levy would not generate any additional revenue nor would it cost the taxpayers any additional dollars.
- See more at: http://www.xacc.com/article.php/20130816081353609#sthash.9SixzhQk.dpuf
  • The existing 3.5 Mill operating levy was passed in 1959.
  • In the 1970s, legislation enacted that voted tax levies can never exceed that collected tax amount generated when it was first levied   except for when property is annexed into the municipality.
  • The current effective voted tax millage for residential property in the City of Xenia is approximately .94 mills on the 3.5 mill operating levy.
  • Collections on the existing 3.5 mill operating levy expire at the end of 2014.
  • The proposed renewal levy will generate an estimated $415,000 annually per the Greene County Auditor’s Certificate of Estimated  Property Tax Revenue
  • This levy provides funds used for day to day operations of police, fire and public service departments.
  • A renewal levy would not generate any additional revenue nor would it cost the taxpayers any additional dollars.
- See more at: http://www.xacc.com/article.php/20130816081353609#sthash.9SixzhQk.dpuf


ISSUE 8 - Electrical Aggregation

  • Ohio Electric Choice began in 2001 and created the ability for local governments to form a buying pool of their residents. These groups, known as governmental aggregations, leverage their “buying power” to solicit a lower supplier price for the electricity needs of their members.
  • To begin an aggregation program, the community must be certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. The City of Xenia is choosing to do this with voter approval –“opt out” option.
  • Opt-out aggregation means the City will issue an RFP for an electric generation supplier. The City then selects an energy supplier and established the price to charge its citizens. Notification by the City of Xenia will be given and residents have the opportunity to opt-out of the buying pool.
  • Opt-out governmental aggregation automatically enrolls all local residents, unless they individually opt-out of the program and choose not to be included.
  • Whether a customer opts out or accepts the City’s choice of a new generation supplier, the electricity is still delivered to the customer, because the delivery of electricity continues to be regulated under Ohio law. The poles and wires in your community over which the power flows remain.
  • The Power Company will continue to maintain and repair utility poles and wires, as well as read meters, regardless of a resident’s choice to opt-out. If your power goes out, you will continue to call DP&L for restoration.
  • Residents do not have to switch their electric generation supplier. A resident’s supplier cannot be switched without their permission.
  • Residents can also be placed on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s DO NOT AGGREGATE LIST by calling 1-800-686-7826 or visiting the PUCO’s website.