Hancock officials ask voters to renew long-time levy


As you hit the polls on Tuesday, Hancock County voters will be asked to renew a long-time levy.

The current levy that provides funds to three area libraries expires in July of 2019.

Officials want to inform voters there will be NO increase in taxes.

The levy is seeking renewal and not a raise.

Hancock County officials said for the levy to pass, they need 60% of voters to say yes.

(Harold B. Miller, Mayor of Weirton: “Our library is one of top libraries in our state. I think our residents need to know they need to get out and vote for this levy.”)

(Rik Rekowski, Director, Mary H. Weir Public Library: “If everyone could to walk through the building and see all of the tags on our books. They’d see that those books were bought with the Hancock County Library Levy. Without the levy, those books won’t be there.”

If passed, the levy will be in effect starting July 1st 2019 until June 30th 2023.

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