Maumee, Ohio, July 7, 2021 — Yesterday evening,
Maumee City Council approved an ordinance to support the Lucas
County Board of Commissioners joining TARTA (Toledo Regional
Transit Authority) as a member—without a time limit.
The City of Maumee recommends:
Any current ad valoreum property tax funding for
TARTA be included on the ballot issue and be submitted for
repeal as soon as legally possible (repealing the two property
taxes currently levied) and that a sales and use tax be levied
at a rate which complies with all existing laws of the City of
Maumee, the State of Ohio, and the United States.
The Municipal Clerk of Maumee will present the
ordinance to the Board of Trustees of TARTA so that they may
adopt a resolution to submit to the electors of TARTA (the
question of including Lucas County in TARTA and levying a sales
and use tax of up to .5% and
repealing the two property taxes currently levied by TARTA).
That equal representation on the Board of
Trustees of TARTA, of all units of government and communities
served, both current and new, as one member each. No local
governmental jurisdiction shall have more than one appointment
of a representative on the TARTA Board of Trustees.
“The City of Maumee believes that every city, and
our new township partners whose constituents must pay for TARTA
service, should have an equal vote and that the proposed ballot
initiative should be ready for the November ballot,” stated
Richard Carr, Mayor, City of Maumee.
Current member communities are: The City of
Toledo, the City of Maumee, the City of Sylvania, the City of
Rossford, the Village of Ottawa Hills, the City
of Waterville and the Township of Sylvania.