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Clark County voters approve mental health, senior services levies

Springfield News-Sun - 11/8/2023

Nov. 8—Renewal levies for an agency that provides services for older Clark County residents and another that promotes mental health in the county passed by large margins in results Tuesday night.

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties requested a 1.65-mill renewal levy that will not raise taxes. It will provide funds for mental health and addiction treatment and prevention, and operating, maintaining, constructing and acquiring mental health and addiction facilities.

Its levy passed overwhelmingly with 68.18% yes votes, according to unofficial results.

"I think what we were able to show with this campaign in particular was we've really maximized the state and federal dollars over the last five years and keeping that renewal levy ... keep locked it in, you know, so no new taxes but going after those additional dollars brought new programs and services to the area," director Greta Mayer said.

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United Senior Services requested a renewal levy, for 1.4 mills that will not raise taxes. The levy will fund services or facilities for older adults and allow USS to give financial assistance to nonprofits to establish and operate programs through USS.

The levy passed with 74.05% yes votes, according to unofficial results.

"When we have such a positive result, it's truly humbling for us, the vote of confidence for the effort that we make every day to serve this older generation here in our community, so we're grateful," director Maureen Fagans said.

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