The Village of Corwin imposes a 0.5% income tax on its residents to fund general government services. This tax collection is managed by the Regional Income Tax Authority (RITA), a trusted agency specializing in municipal tax collection.
It's important to note that our income tax operates on a reciprocal basis with the local government tax you may be obligated to pay in the jurisdiction where you earn your income. If you pay an income tax in the city or town where you work, the Village of Corwin will credit this amount to you, ensuring you are not doubly taxed on your income.
We understand that tax processes can sometimes be complex, and we're committed to ensuring our residents have all the information they need. For further inquiries about RITA or assistance filing your income tax, contact RITA at 800-860-7482. For additional information and resources, you may also visit their website at: http://www.ritaohio.com
Under the authority of Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 4928.20, political subdivisions have been empowered to establish Energy Aggregation programs for the benefit of their constituents. Using this provision, the Village of Corwin, utilizing its legislative authority, initiated the necessary steps to establish an Energy Aggregation program in 2016.
This specific program is based on the "Opt-out" aggregation model. Essentially, this model enrolls all residents in the program by default, ensuring that the entire community is part of the program and enjoys its benefits. However, it also respects individual choice by allowing residents to opt-out if they choose not to participate.
This "Opt-out" model balances collective benefit and individual preference, allowing residents to make an informed decision about their participation. The ultimate goal is to ensure the community's energy needs are met efficiently and economically while respecting the autonomy of every resident within the Village of Corwin.
Some things to consider about government aggregation:
- Consumers in an area where government aggregation has been approved will not need to sign a contract; they are automatically enrolled unless they opt-out.
- Those who do not explicitly opt-out and are in a government aggregation area are automatically included in the municipality’s aggregation. If these consumers do not opt out and then choose a new supplier, they remain customers of the government aggregation program.
- Consumers in an area with government aggregation who want to remain with their local utility will need to opt out of the aggregation program and switch to their local utility.
In the Village of Corwin, we have partnered with Trebel Energy to manage the procurement and contracting of our electric and natural gas services. Trebel Energy brings expertise and market knowledge to ensure we receive our community's best possible energy deals.
As these contracts near their expiration, we, along with our partner, Trebel Energy, undertake a thorough reevaluation and negotiation process. This procedure ensures we secure the most favorable terms and conditions for our upcoming contracts, ultimately providing the best possible services to our residents.
It is crucial to note that Trebel Energy also represents other local communities, such as Wayne Township and Waynesville. This relationship fosters a cooperative and unified approach to energy management in our region, further strengthening our community's access to efficient and affordable energy sources.
In 2021, the Village of Corwin received funds from the federal government dispensed through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Recognizing the need for a comprehensive stormwater management assessment, a portion of these funds was designated to commission a drainage study report with Jones-Warner Consultants. This report aimed to identify and assess solutions to localized and regional drainage issues in the developed areas of the Village.
The study did not extend to any floodplain management issues that might be connected to the Little Miami River. Instead, its objective was to provide a comprehensive view of the scale and location of the areas where localized drainage improvements would most benefit Corwin’s developed areas.