Sojourner’s Truth Staff
As far as levies go, this one is fairly simple, says Lori Hauser, executive director at Imagination Station, the local science center that is requesting a renewal of its current five-year, 0.17 mill property tax levy.
“Our record is pretty good,” she says, pointing out the discounts the science center offers every day, the free Saturday admission for Lucas County kids 12 and under, the fact that Imagination Station creates access to future engineers, scientists and innovators.
The levy is the smallest one on the general election ballot but the impact is huge for Imagination Station. The funds generated will total about $1 million annually providing almost 23 percent of the science center’s annual operating budget.
Those funds go towards programmatic exhibits, says Hauser, bringing in different audiences with different interests and providing a van to go into the community to reach out and introduce even more audiences to the wonders of science.
It is simply a renewal – no new monies taken out of Lucas County residents’ budgets and for that small amount, Imagination Station offers a breathtaking array of science programming for the entire family.
Pretty simple choice!