Sheriffs Join to Endorse the Paint Valley Mental Health & Prevention Levy
April 10, 2017
5 LOCAL SHERIFFS JOIN TO ENDORSE THE PAINT VALLEY MENTAL HEALTH & PREVENTION LEVY ON THE MAY 2ND BALLOT
Chillicothe, OH – The Sheriffs of Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike and Ross Counties joined together to endorse the Paint Valley Mental Health & Prevention Levy, which will appear on the primary ballot in all five counties this May 2nd.
The Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board, with a service district that includes Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike and Ross Counties, is responsible for ensuring a comprehensive array of mental health, addiction treatment and prevention options are available to all residents of the service district. The Paint Valley ADAMH Board has been providing help to our community for the past 50 years and has placed a 10-year 1-mill levy on the May 2, 2017 ballot, which would levy $3/month on $100,000 of property value.
Sheriff George W. Lavender of Ross County said, “This levy is a top law enforcement priority. Children and families in our communities need the levy in times of crisis, when they have no other counseling or treatment options, and no other places to turn. This levy helps loved ones with the emotional or mental health toll on families from drug abuse.”
Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff of Pickaway County spoke in support of the levy saying, “The demand for mental health recovery and addiction services has increased, and state and federal funding has declined. No families are immune from a mental health crisis and this levy provides the counseling services that people deserve in times of crisis.”
Early vote at the Boards of Elections and by absentee ballot is ongoing through May 2nd. Contact the local Boards of Elections for more information on how to request absentee ballots.