Some residents believe it is a tax grab
A proposal to create a Joint Economic Development agreement for the Pickaway County areas of Scioto Township and Commerical Point, along with Grove City in Franklin County, is drawing fire from some residents in the township.
Resident Brian Liff, who is also a corrections officer at the state prison in Orient, says this is the townships way of running and "end-round" to make up $1 million lost when the prison changed squad and fire contracts from the township to a private contractor. Voters rejected fire tax levies by the township
The township trustees have already approved the JED, and now a vote is coming from council of Commercial Point and Grove City.
Liff says if the government entities won't stop the move, he wants to see voters get a chance at a referendum on the matter.