Issue 11

street improvementsIssue 11 provides for the election of a 3.5 mill levy for the sole purpose of providing funds for street improvements.

HISTORY


The City of Xenia maintains a rotating Annual Street Program intended to fix and repair City streets. The City established this program following passage of a 0.5% income tax increase in 2010. The program fulfills a promise made to Xenia taxpayers during the tax levy campaign to invest at least $500,000 annually to fix our streets. The City has exceeded this goal, having spent well in excess of $500,000 per year on street rehabilitation since 2011. Most of the City's street dollars go to maintenance and resurfacing of neighborhood streets. Remaining local street funds serve as a local match for thoroughfare rehabilitation and safety improvements that are primarily funded by State/Federal grants.

CURRENT CONDITIONS


The City of Xenia has a total of 281 lane miles. Based on current cost estimates, the average cost to improve one 11-foot wide lane is $116,000 (2" mill and fill). Since 2011, the City of Xenia has invested $6.8 million dollars to rehabilitate 72 lane miles. Even with a $500,000 or more investment each year, it is not enough to improve the overall Pavement Condition Index (PCI) rating for Xenia streets. To improve the City's overall PCI rating from its current rating of 61 to a satisfactory rating of 71 or above, additional investment is necessary. In response to the overall street conditions, Xenia City Council commissioned a "Blue Ribbon Panel" aka Street Solutions Committee earlier this year to discuss ways to improve the condition of all Xenia's thoroughfares and neighborhood streets. The committee presented its recommendations to City Council on May 8, 2018 (see minutes linked below).


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


City staff has already developed a number of informative materials regarding street improvements. Please click on the links below to learn more:

QUESTIONS, CONCERNS?


If you have any questions or concerns regarding Issue 11, please do not hesitate to contact the City Manager's Office at 376-7231.

ISSUE 11 BALLOT LANGUAGE


On November 6, 2018, electors in the City of Xenia will be asked to vote on the following approved ballot language for Issue 11 per the Greene County Board of Elections:

OFFICIAL QUESTIONS AND ISSUES BALLOT

GENERAL ELECTION – NOVEMBER 6, 2018

GREENE COUNTY, OHIO

 PROPOSED TAX LEVY (ADDITIONAL)

City of Xenia

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

An additional tax for the benefit of the City of Xenia for the purpose of general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repairing of streets, roads and bridges at a rate not exceeding 3.5 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.35 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 10 years, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.