Snow (a lot of it) didn't stay a Special Meeting of the Grafton Township Board Monday to approve a new levy for the 2010 tax year. The board OK'ed a theoretical figure 4.99 percent higher than last year but it was another "balloon levy" that bears little relation to the township's coming total tax bite.
That's limited to a 2.7 percent increase over last year plus the value of new construction in the township this year of which there was some but not a lot.
Supervisor Linda Moore argued for no increase in the levy at all citing a rough year for taxpayers. The rest of the Board voted for the semi-imaginary $1,060,490 levy so that the Township could capture whatever actual increased revenue the law allows come April.
It was a short meeting. Trustee Gerry McMahon reportedly didn't arrive until after the vote. FEN didn't arrive until there was nothing left but tire tracks in the parking lot.