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    Posted: Aug 03 2017 at 2:59pm
Mrs. Waggaman reported that two separate options have been discussed. One is from staff
increasing the income tax by one quarter percent all of which will be allocated to safety services.

This would generate approximately $1.6 million. The other was by Mrs. Rubin increases the tax
by one half percent with a credit to residents that also pay property taxes. It generates about $2.3
million. 35 percent would be applied to safety services and the other 15 percent of the increase
would be reserved for capital improvement projects.

Mr. Clark supports Mrs. Rubin’s proposal and it would be paid for by the businesses and no
increase to our residents/property owners. It also doesn’t affect those on social security or
pensions. It affects a very small percentage of our residents.
It was the consensus of Council to proceed with Mrs. Rubin’s proposal.

Source: Monroe City Council Minutes
Regular Meeting of Council
June 13, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio
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additional background on the tax options discussed:

Ordinance No. 2017-13. An Ordinance amending and supplementing Chapter 887 of the
Codified Ordinances of the City of Monroe to provide for a two percent levy on income tax, one
and five one hundredths percent (1.5%) shall be allocated to the General Fund; thirty five one
hundredths (.35) shall be allocated for public safety; fifteen one hundredths (.15) shall be
allocated to capital improvement projects; provide for a credit to residents owning and residing
in Monroe; and provide for the submission to the electorate the question of the proposed
amendments contained herein.

Mr. Brock advised this will allow for the additional one half percent to be placed on the ballot.
Mrs. Rubin would like to see if the language could be changed to increase it by one half percent
rather than using the two percent. She didn’t want the residents to think it was a two percent
increase. Mr. Callahan will look into this and if the language could be changed can be amended
at the next meeting.

Mrs. Rubin moved to suspend the rule requiring the reading of Ordinance No. 2017-13 on two
separate days, authorize its adoption on the first reading, and have it read by title only; seconded
by Mrs. Hale. Voice vote. Motion carried.

The Clerk of Council read Ordinance No. 2017-13 by title only.

Mrs. Rubin moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2017-13; seconded by Mr. Clark. Roll call vote: six
ayes. Motion carried.

Source: Monroe City Council Minutes
Regular Meeting of Council
June 27, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio
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I like the Rubin Tax proposal.

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Mr. Hickman asked if the income tax increase to two percent is passed, can City Council take away
the credit for homeowners. Mr. Callahan explained that it depends on how the ballot language
reads as directed by the Secretary of State. If it is in the language it must go to the electors to
change. Council submitted language to include the exemption to homeowners and we will await
to see what is recommended by the Secretary of State.


Source: Monroe City Council Minutes
Regular Meeting of Council
August 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio
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Originally posted by Monroe News Monroe News wrote:

additional background on the tax options discussed:
Ordinance No. 2017-13. An Ordinance amending and supplementing Chapter 887 of the
Codified Ordinances of the City of Monroe to provide for a two percent levy on income tax, one
and five one hundredths percent (1.5%) shall be allocated to the General Fund; 

1.5% is not one and five one hundredths percent, it's one and five tenths percent.
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