The Henry County Commissioners have approved placing a levy on the May ballot for Hope Services. This tax issue would be a 2-mill replacement levy designed to generate about 1.2 million dollars annually, over a period of five years. The current levy for Hope Services provides about $802,000 each year. This replacement levy revenue would help Hope Services pay for operating and maintaining residential and adult service facilities; along with providing support services for infants, children, and adults with developmental disabilities. This replacement levy is proposed for the May 7th election in Henry County.
Commissioners have also sent a letter to the Ohio EPA, informing them that the Henry County landfill will cease its normal operations, in accepting solid waste on May 3rd of this year. Henry County citizens will still be able to bring waste to the landfill site; but only as a transfer station. That waste would then be transported to another solid waste facility in the area.
All the current space at the landfill will reach capacity by May 3rd; and the Henry County Commissioners have decided not to pay for an expansion at the current facility, due to the excessive cost for permits, licensing, and construction.