Tiffin City Council approved a resolution Monday evening authorizing a municipal income tax increase of a quarter percent to be placed on November's ballot.
If passed, the city income tax would increase from 1.75 percent to 2 percent.
"In order to keep the staff we have and the services we provide, we're going to need an increase," City Council President Paul Elchert said. "We're in the process of putting a committee together to start a campaign."
The resolution, which sets the language for the Nov. 6 general election, states it is for "the purpose of general municipal operations, maintenance, new equipment, extension and enlargement of municipal services and facilities and capital improvements of the city, including the payment of debt service charges on note and bond issues."
Elchert said the tax increase would help the near $1 million shortfall created by state funding cuts.
The city also gave the first reading of legislation to request distribution of casino revenue from Seneca County commissioners for city services.
Mayor Aaron Montz said Jazz Festival is scheduled for Sept. 8. At 2 p.m. Sept. 9 will be the unveiling ceremony of the Tiffin Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial.
"We are still in need of donations," City Administrator Deb Reamer said.
The following legislation also was passed:
A resolution for the city to participate in an application for a $100,000 Local Government Innovation Fund grant through the state to conduct a joint-facility courthouse study.
A resolution for the city to participate in an application for a $100,000 LGIF grant for a natural gas conversion study.
A resolution approving the mayor's reappointment of Janet Del Turco for a term on the Shade Tree and Beautification Commission, retroactive to April 1 and until Dec. 31, 2016.
A resolution approving the mayor's appointment of Chris Mansour and Steve Lepard to fill unexpired terms through the next several years on the Civil Service Commission.
An ordinance amending the revision to the city's overtime and compensatory time policies.
An ordinance amending a budget ordinance appropriating money for a donation received for fireworks.
An ordinance amending a budget ordinance providing funds for the repaving of Rebecca St.
An ordinance amending a budget ordinance for appropriating money for civil service testing.