(Submitted by Wood County Auditor’s Office)
Michael Sibbersen, Wood County Auditor, has announced the distribution of the Real Estate, Public Utility tax, and Special Assessments for the second half 2017 settlement. A total of $81,203,716 was collected and distributed including $2,255,359 for special assessments. In addition $8,985,232 is to be reimbursed from the State Income Tax Funds, $6,186,788 in non-business credit, $863,772 in owner occupied credit, and $1,934,672 in homestead exemption monies. These represent tax reductions for qualifying properties.
The Board of Developmental Disabilities requested that the 2.95 mill voted developmental disabilities levy collection be suspended for this year due to sufficient fund balance. This provided tax relief of $103 annually on a $100,000 home.
Wood County currently maintains 75,079 individual land parcels of record and distributes the taxes to eighteen school districts, nineteen townships, and twenty-six cities and villages. Wood County has over 100,000 individual special assessments, which are distributed to regional, county, municipal and township governments. Examples include ditch construction and maintenance, sewer and water systems, street lighting, street cleaning, and tree maintenance programs.
Totals for the second half revenue distribution are as follows:
- WOOD COUNTY $2,805,848
- REGIONAL WATER AND SEWER $682,572
- COUNTY DITCH MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION $162,133
- COUNTY SEWER AND WATERLINE PROJECTS $215
- MAUMEE WATERSHED CONSERVANCY $41,237
- BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES $4,942,378
- ALCOHOL, DRUG ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH BOARD $2,814,075
- PARK DISTRICT $1,111,096
- COMMITTEE ON AGING $777,761
- BOARD OF HEALTH $625,494
- HISTORICAL CENTER $59,695
- JOB & FAMILY SERVICES $1,444,423.14
- WOOD COUNTY LIBRARY BOND $133,663
- TOWNSHIPS $6,420,344
- MUNICIPALITIES $5,731,517
- SCHOOLS $51,145,066