VOTE YES TO KEEP YOUR HEALTH Decisions LOCAL
This is the deciding moment. Vote yes on the levy for the Ashland County Health District, your Ashland County Health Department.
IF THE REPLACEMENT LEVY DOESN’T PASS...
YOUR ASHLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SERVICES MIGHT MOVE TO A DIFFERENT CITY. Services could be moved to a neighboring city such as Mansfield or Wooster, or services could be moved to a larger city like Cleveland or Columbus.
Consider the impact this could have on your life…
Money & Time
Instead of making a quick stop in Ashland to pick up a copy of your birth certificate, you would have to travel to a different city, spending more in gas and possibly using paid time off work.
You would have to wait much longer for someone in another city to confirm your drinking water is safe if something happens to the Rover pipeline in Ashland.
You may fall ill to a communicable disease that became an outbreak because officials in another city fell behind in monitoring reports submitted by Ashland doctors and schools.
In 2018 the Ashland County Health Department…
Distributed and Installed
Where Do Your Ashland County Taxes Go?
Here’s a breakdown of your current county percentages…
Why this matters
With just a small team, your county health department keeps Ashland residents safe and healthy with these vital services:
- Communicable disease prevention and outbreak response
- Restaurant inspections and safe food handling education
- Management of vital statistics, including birth and death certificates
- Water quality and sewage monitoring
The replacement levy is needed to MAINTAIN these current services and...
The replacement levy is needed to seek state-mandated public health accreditation and support Ashland’s economic and residential growth.
The owner of a $100,000 home would pay approximately $7 more per year with the replacement levy. That’s the equivalent of one trip to Starbucks, one lunch at McDonald’s or one quarter tank of gas per year. A small price to pay for keeping you and your loved ones safe and healthy, right?
So, when you cast your vote on the health department’s replacement levy, think about how your life would change without local health department services. How would you feel about officials in another city making decisions that affect your health and well being?
The question isn’t if you would be affected by the local health department services moving, but rather, how often and to what degree would you be affected?
The stakes couldn’t be higher. This November, vote YES, for the Ashland County Health District tax levy to keep our community safe, healthy, and happy now and in the future!