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Tax bills in the mail

Published: June 18, 2014 4:00 AM

Second half tax bills from the Portage County Treasurer's Office are arriving in mailboxes.

The office mailed out 65,844 bills this weekend. Each bill includes a breakdown of where the taxpayer's dollar goes, including local school districts, municipalities and levies.

Payments are due July 15, and there is a penalty for late payment.

Payments may be made by mail or in person at the treasurer's office, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Portage County Administration Building, 449 S. Meridian St., Ravenna.

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redleg6 Jun 18, 2014 5:09 PM

I wonder, 65,844 bills sent out, How many Pizza's do we pay for this half?*********

From: OUR VIEW: Merger of Portage, Ravenna health units sensible
Ravenna decision to team up with county will be cost-saver...
Published: June 18, 2014 4:00AM....

.....Once the merger is approved, the average Ravenna homeowner will pay about $10 per year in property taxes for health services. That amount poses no undue burden on any homeowner. In turn, the city no longer will have to rely on the general fund to cover the cost of health services, which will enable those revenues to be spent on other city operations.

$10.00 per year by itself is no big deal, but add up all the pizza's/$10, it adds up to a lot of $$$$.

What makes me chuckle, the Record Courier Our VIEW seems to take the position that we should vote yes on any levy, tax, or hiking a fee. The Our View wants you to pay more tax, for instance, this time they say, hey, it is only $10 buck. not a burden on any homeowner (how do they know that?), but the RC asked for and received tax abatement from Kent. Surely, a few grand in tax $$ poses no undue burden on any multi-million $ Business? Does It?