Members of Summit County Council passed a unanimous resolution to proceed with submitting a six-year, 4.50 mills replacement of a tax for the benefit of Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, for the purpose of providing community programs and services to adults and children with developmental disabilities. The replacement of Summit DD’s operating levy will be on the ballot on November 7.
This a replacement of Summit DD’s current millage and would support services for more than 5,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities in Summit County from 2025 – 2030. Services include early intervention for infants and young children, support for teens transitioning to adulthood, case management, day programs and employment, transportation, residential and housing resources and community social activities such as Special Olympics. Summit DD oversees a broad network of more than 800 private disability service providers in Summit County.
If the levy does not pass Summit DD would not be able to support current services for those eligible for services within nine months and those newly eligible for services would need to be placed on a waiting list for available funding.
Summit DD will continue to provide information about what the levy funds and what happens if it will not pass. The levy campaign is carried out by volunteers representing the ballot issue committee, Support Summit DD.
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