Champaign County voters approve levy for new senior facility

The Urbana Champaign County Senior Center, currently located at 701 S. Walnut St. in Urbana, was seeking a five-year, 0.5-mill property tax levy to pay for a new, bigger facility. CONTRIBUTED

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The Urbana Champaign County Senior Center, currently located at 701 S. Walnut St. in Urbana, was seeking a five-year, 0.5-mill property tax levy to pay for a new, bigger facility. CONTRIBUTED

Champaign County voters approved a levy for a new senior facility.

In unofficial results reported Tuesday night from the Champaign County Board of Elections, 50.91%, or 3,507 voters were for the levy and 49.09%, or 3,381 voters were against the levy.

The Urbana Champaign County Senior Center was seeking a five-year, 0.5-mill property tax levy to pay for a new, bigger facility. The UCCSC currently has over 600 members, employs six people and also uses volunteers.

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The one-time levy will generate $2,290,000. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $1.32 a month, or $15.78 a year.

The money will be used to build a new center and expand senior services. The new facility will be about 9,000-square-feet, a 2,000-square-feet expansion from UCCSC’s current facility.

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