November 9, 2022
Pickerington Online Staff
Voters renewed the Violet Township Senior Services levy, enabling the Pickerington Senior Center to continue providing programming for residents aged 50 and older.
The five-year 0.2 mill operating levy will raise $232,000 per year. The owner of a property with an appraised value of $300,000 (and an assessed value of $105,000) would pay about $13.89 per year in tax. A mill equals about $1.00 for every $1,000 of assessed value; this Senior Services levy qualifies for non-business and owner occupancy credits from the state.
Because this issue was a renewal of an expiring levy, most property owners will see no increase in their township property taxes.
The unofficial results from the Fairfield County Board of Elections indicate that 13,038 people (67.55 percent) voted for the renewal and 6, 262 people (32.45 percent) voted against it.
The center charges a membership fee of $13.00 per year. That fee includes use of the building, a monthly newsletter and access to programs and activities, including health screenings, flu shots and educational workshops.
There are activities for a variety of interests. Educational seminars discuss health care, financial planning and legal issues. Card parties, fellowship dinners, bingo games, corn hole, Title Boxing, crafts and quilting are held weekly. A membership luncheon is held on the third Tuesday of each month.
For a daily schedule and a listing of upcoming events, you may view the center’s newsletter on their website: www.pickeringtonseniorcenter.org.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a member, please mail the completed application along with a check for $13.00 to: Pickerington Senior Citizens Center, 150 Hereford Drive, Pickerington, Ohio 43147.