Election Information

When Xenians cast their ballots for the March 19th election, they will decide whether to approve or reject a proposed additional Public Safety tax levy. Revenue generated from the proposed levy of 4.0 mills would help maintain facilities, equipment, and personnel for the Xenia Police Division and Xenia Fire & EMS Division (exact ballot language is listed below).

Xenia City Council members elected to put the question to voters with passage of Res. 2023-060 during their December 14th meeting (both legislative actions are provided below). The levy would cost the owner of a home valued at $100,000 an additional $140 each year. If it is approved by voters, the levy would go into effect immediately. If this levy is passed, City Council does not plan to seek renewal of the current 3.5 mill operating levy, which expires at the end of 2024.

More specifically, money would be used to fund an additional police officer on each shift, the City’s portion of school resource officers (SROs) in local schools, a new fire station on the west side of the City where a lot of development is currently happening, and additional resources for EMS response.

City Council legislative actions (click the text below to view the file):

Res. 2023-058 Declaring the Necessity of Levying a Property Tax for Public Safety Purposes and Requesting Certification from the Greene County Auditor for the Purpose of a 4.0 Mill Public Safety Levy, passed on November 9, 2023

Res. 2023-060 Determining to Proceed with the Levy for Public Safety Purposes and to submit the question of the additional tax to the electors at the March 19, 2024, Primary Election

BALLOT LANGUAGE PER RES. 2023-060:

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, Ohio, for the purpose of providing and maintaining the Public Safety Department and its Police Division and Fire & EMS Division, including facilities, equipment, personnel, and other police and fire public safety purposes, that the Greene County Auditor estimates will collect $2,429,000 annually, at a rate not exceeding 4.0 mills for each $1 of taxable value, which amounts to $140 for each $100,000 of the County Auditor’s appraised value, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2024, first due in calendar year 2025.

_____ FOR THE TAX LEVY

_____ AGAINST THE TAX LEVY