CITY OF BELLBROOK, OHIO
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Maintain High Quality Services
Keeping our local safety services up to date and high quality, is a city priority. Investing in our city’s safety services is necessary to sustain our low crime rate and emergency response times, maintain the quality of life in Bellbrook, and address the changing needs of our community.
o Fire Department rated in the top 3% nationwide by the Insurance Services Office.
o Police Department certified by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.
The city prides itself on being fiscally conservative, responsible, and transparent. For more information on city finances, go to the Finance page.
o Current property taxes are $561 per year for all municipal services (police, fire, zoning, property maintenance, street improvements, storm water improvements, and the the museum based on $100,000 of taxable home value).
o No additional property tax levies have been passed by the city since 2009 (2.0 mill fire levy)
o Property tax rates have not changed since the replacement police levy passed in 2011.
o Bellbrook does not have a city income tax.
o Water rates have not increased since 2011. If rates had been increased just 2% per year, water customers would be paying $40 more per year.
o Waste collection rates have decreased from $17 per month in 2011 to $13 per month in 2017. This has resulted in an annual savings of $48 per year for residents.
o Police and fire dispatch consolidated with local agencies, saving Bellbrook residents approximately $125,000 annually.
o The city has a history of clean financial audits. In 2016, the city was awarded the Auditor of State Award for a clean audit of fiscal year 2015.
o Financial records such as quarterly updates, annual budgets, and the most recent financial statement are available on the Finance page.
Over the last several years, cuts in state and federal funding have created a structural deficit for our city, and there is no indication this will be rectified in the future.
State Revenue down $256,000 per year
o The Local Government Fund has been reduced from $174,000 in 2010 to $87,000 in 2016 (50% reduction).
Appraised Value of Property
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