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Butler Co. auditor sends money back to communities

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Butler County auditor Roger Reynolds is sending money back to local communities.

Reynolds announced Tuesday that he is refunding $251,100 to the neighborhoods where the tax money was collected. Coupled with last year's refund, Reynolds has returned more than $500,000 in less than 18 months.

"When I first took office in April 2008 we set aggressive goals to reduce spending, reform government and return tax dollars," said Reynolds. "Those goals have not changed and this money we're giving back reflects that commitment."

The Auditor's Office charges local governments a fee set by the State of Ohio for managing and distributing their tax levy money. State law allows any surplus fees to be returned -proportionately to the amount collected.

Reynolds pointed out that by reducing overhead and administrative costs he is able to put that money back to work for the benefit of local neighborhoods and taxpayers.

The Lakota Local School District is receiving the largest revenue boost with a refund of more than $60,600. Butler County is being refunded more than $41,200 and the Fairfield City School District is getting nearly $27,000.

According to Reynolds, the returned money will be used to improve numerous local services including:

  • Schools ($172,959)
  • Public Safety - Fire, Police, EMS ($25,007)
  • Special Services - MRDD, Children & Senior Services ($31,920)
  • Road/Bridge Improvements ($2,767)
  • General Funds/Other Services ($18,447)

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