Sandusky County voters overwhelmingly approved the Sandusky County Senior Levy during the May 4 Special Election. Results show 73.76% of voters cast ballots for the levy.
“In all of the campaigns we’ve run, this is the best showing by far for the levy,” GLCAP Senior Services Director Robin Richter said.
The five-year, 1-mill levy replaces the Senior Levy that voters passed in 2015 and will generate $1.6 million annually for county programs.
“I think the fact that it’s a replacement helped with the levy’s passage, but we’ve also demonstrated how effective the levy is in helping seniors, and that’s ultimately the more important reason,” Richter said.
Along with providing meals, case management, and other services, the levy will allow for continued facility improvements and the creation of new services, such as adaptive aquatic programs for seniors.
Levy funds also helped and continue to help provide services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Voters really showed that caring about our fellow citizens—especially those who need our help—matters.”