Putnam County voters to decide on Council on Aging levy

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On Nov. 6, Putnam County voters will decide on a replacement levy for the Putnam County Council on Aging.

The Council on Aging is seeking approval of a .6-mill, five-year replacement levy for senior services.

Cost of the levy for a home appraised at $100,000 would be $21 per year.

The current levy was passed in 2007 and will expired at the end of 2013.

According to the Council on Aging, money generated by the levy will be used help meet the need of the local aging population by providing services to the county's seniors aged 60 or better, regardless of income.

The council helps seniors remain as independent as possible.

Some of the services provided by the Council on Aging includes assistance with minor household repairs and chores that elderly people are unable to do, transportation, resources for caregivers, information and referrals as well as outreach.

Approximately 80 percent of the Council on Aging's budget comes from the levy.

The council also receives donations from area churches, individuals and organizations as well as the United Way.

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