Austintown administrators discuss proposed sales tax increase and July 4th festivities
AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – Administrators for the Township of Austintown discussed on Monday a sales tax that could appear on the ballot in November.
At the regular board meeting, directors Jim Davis said it would be a 0.25% sales tax for everyone in Mahoning County.
Members of the Mahoning County Township Association last week asked Mahoning County commissioners to approve the increase.
If approved by voters, it would generate $ 8 million per year, spent on improving the paving of roads and bridges in the county and township.
Some grants will require a certain flow of traffic for communities to receive them.
The money will help maintain roads that may have been crossed in the past.
âWithin five years, we are looking to solve major problems without our community and to be able to pave the roads that have not been affected. Believe me when I tell you, we know some haven’t been affected for over 20 years, âDavis said.
Commissioners seemed receptive to the idea, but will have to schedule public hearings on it before deciding whether or not to put it on the ballot.
Directors also discussed the July 4th celebrations in Austintown.
The parade will take place at noon at the Highway Tabernacle Church on South Raccoon Road. Everyone will be attending Austintown Fitch High School.
Parade participants are requested not to distribute anything to spectators to avoid contact.
âI’m just glad we can put on the parade and give the people something to do and the kids to come out. I know they’re excited, at least my daughter is, âsaid parade chairman Bruce Shepas.
To be part of the parade, you can contact the parade committee or the Highway Tabernacle Church.
The Austintown Fireworks Show will take place on June 27 at the Austintown Plaza. It will also be broadcast on MYYTV.