A discussion has been taking place about a possible Ontario pot hole tax to help pay for repaving of the city streets. Councilman Mark Weidemyre told WMAN News, after the loss of Generals Motors several years back and a significant loss of revenue, they have been looking for a way to supplement that loss.
Nothing is official now, but the hope would be to get it in front of voters in the fall to help generate between, $250,000 - $500,000 per year for street resurfacing. It cost nearly $2 million to repave Lexington-Springmill road and 4th street alone, which are the roads with the most businesses in town. The thought is a .25% pot hole tax for Ontario, which got it’s idea from Mansfield and other towns who have used a similar tax to help pay for roads.