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With the State of Ohio making changes to its senior homestead exemption
policy, Toledo City Councilman Joe McNamara wants to make sure there will
be no changes in the senior discounts given by the city for water, sewer and
The city gives those discounts to those who receive the
senior homestead exemption by the state, and the state is putting in new income
restrictions for future homestead applications.
"Seniors have done a lot for the community, they helped
build Toledo," he said. "They're on fixed incomes, so by providing this water,
sewer and trash discount, that's one thing we can do to help seniors in this
The legislation will be presented to council on Tuesday
during its agenda review session.