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      Perrysburg voters to consider transportation levy

      Last year the city of Perrybsurg ended its participation in the TARTA bus network when voters rejected a 2.5 mills levy. After getting compliants from many residents who relied on the TARTA service elected officials put a 1.45 mills levy on the November ballot that would have funded bus service from a private company. Again voters said no and people who have relied on public transportation to get back and forth from Toledo to Perrysburg have been stranded. On Tuesday, May 7 voters will be asked to consider a .8 mill levy. Perrysburg city councilman Todd Grayson says the levy represents a good value for taxpayers. "This is a reasonable value for the taxpayer, a few dollars a month for the average homeowner," Mr. Grayson said.

      Perrysburg resident Gayle Lacey voted for the levy last November and will vote for the levy on Tuesday. "I think it's important to have transportation because there are a lot of elderly people and handicapped people," Ms. Lacey said.