CITY OF BELLBROOK, OHIO
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Fire Levy Purpose
This levy will allow for the hiring of one additional full-time Firefighter/Paramedic. It will also allow an increase in the number of scheduled part-time hours. Approval of this level will improve the consistency of staffing for emergency responses. The Fire Department will have authorized staffing of 2 full-time Firefighter/Paramedics and 2 part-time Firefighter/EMTs on a 24 hour per day basis.
Appraised Value of Property
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 $562 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
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 2017, the city was awarded the Auditor of State Award for a clean audit of fiscal year 2016.
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).
Administration/City Council (937) 848-4666
Police Department (937) 848-3252
Fire Department (937) 848-3272
Service Department (937) 848-8415
Utility Billing (937) 848-4638
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