The Columbiana County Regional Park District's additional tax of 0.35 mill was defeated Tuesday by voters.

59 percent of the voters opposed the new tax, with 9,816 voting against it and 6,794 for it.

The purpose of the additional tax which would have generated approximately $890,000 annually was for
the purpose of providing, maintaining, operating, and improving parks and recreation for 5 years starting in 2025.

This levy would have cost the average homeowner in Columbiana County roughly $12.25 per year or $1.03 per month.

Columbiana County Parks Board Chair Eileen Dray-Bardon told 21 News the levy was absolutely crucial to keep the various parks in Columbiana County up and running.

The levy funds would have gone for water and electricity improvements and permanent restrooms for county parks, as well as necessary pavement and culvert improvements for the Greenway Trail.


However, Madison Township voters approved the renewal of two taxes, both to help improve township roads.

The first renewal tax not exceeding 2 mills will bring in $45,000 annually for the next 5 years beginning in 2025, while the second renewal not exceeding 0.5 mill/$27,000 annually for the next five years beginning in 2025.

Both passed with 58 and 59 percent of the vote, respectively. 

To see the complete results for all of Tuesday's Primary races, go to the election page.