By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Findlay, Ohio -
The debate over what taxes to place on the ballot continued with a final decision being made at Findlay's city council meeting Tuesday night.
At last week's meeting, council made a motion for a permanent quarter percent income tax, as well as a motion to add an additional quarter percent tax for capital improvements. On Tuesday, council discussed both options, choosing to table both of them.
The permanent quarter percent income tax with the additional quarter percent for capital improvements was lifted off the table later in the meeting, with council voting down the ordinance with a 6-3 vote. Also lifting the ordinance for the permanent quarter percent income tax, council voted 7-2 in favor of adopting the ordinance.
Mayor Lydia Mihalik was relieved with council's decision to put the issue on the ballot, but says there's a lot of work to do. Voters will now have the opportunity to vote on the income tax renewal come November.
As for a tax for capital improvement, council and administration will look to organize a plan to present to residents. If approved, the issue would find itself on the May ballot, at the earliest.