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Welcome!
The Coventry Township website has been created to help you easily find important Township information, learn about our history and discover how we work hard to bring you the best public services possible.

Our website is updated frequently. Visit us often to stay up to date on current and upcoming events.

 

MARCH 15, 2016 PRIMARY ELECTION

ISSUE 12-GENERAL FUND LEVY

What is Issue #12?

Issue #11 is for the Renewal of .95 mills of an existing General Fund – Current Expense Levy and an Increase of 2.05 mills. It will cost the owner of a $100,000.00 home approximately $8.40 per month ($0.28 per day)

Why is Issue #12 needed?

The General Fund covers the cost of operating not only the Township’s Parks, Senior Center, Cemeteries, Zoning and Administration Offices, but is also used to help support the Fire Department, Road Department and Sheriff’s Patrol when their individual levies do not generate enough funds to cover their ever-increasing costs.

As a Township we are very limited in funding streams and are unable to create new revenue through sales taxes like a City or the State is able to. Tax monies, such the Local Government Fund, and Estate Tax that we counted on receiving from the State of Ohio have been drastically reduced, or eliminated completely over the last ten years. Due to the housing crisis and subsequent reductions in property valuations, less property tax revenue is being collected, while costs to operate all of our services continue to rise. At this rate, we can not keep up the services we are currently providing.

Passage of Issue #12 will maintain our current levels of service, which have already been reduced over the last several years.

If this levy fails there will be immediate cuts to services relative to Parks, the Senior Center and essential services like Zoning, Road/Maintenance and Fire/EMS coverage.

IMPORTANT NOTE: COVENTRY TOWNSHIP AND COVENTRY LOCAL SCHOOLS ARE SEPARATE ENTITIES - WE DO NOT RECEIVE ANY OF THE TAX REVENUE THAT IS PAID TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

 

WHERE DO MY TAXES GO?

AS ILLUSTRATED ABOVE - THE MAJORITY OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE SPENT ON THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. COVENTRY TOWNSHIP ONLY RECEIVES 19% TO PAY FOR FIRE & EMS, ROADS, PARKS & REC, CEMETERIES, ZONING AND ADMINISTRATION.

DISCLAIMER:
Tax calculation based on property value of $101,840. Delinquent taxes, Tax Liens, special assessments, CAUV , Homestead Exemption, 2.5% tax reductions are not included. The estimated dollar amount may be different due to rounding.

 

You may have noticed a few changes at Cottage Grove park recently!

Funding for this project was obtained through Ohio EPA Surface Water Improvement Grant, with participation by the Summit County Engineer's Office, Summit Soil and Water Conservation District and our own Coventry Road Department. By daylighting an old pipe that ran through an unused portion of the park, we have been able to help alleviate flooding in the surrounding neighborhood. The stream will be finished this spring and will include a walking path alongside the natural stream - creating a scenic area for all to enjoy!

 

 

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