WASHINGTONVILLE Village council mulls adding levies to ballot

WASHINGTONVILLE -- Village council is discussing placing levies on the November ballot to generate money for village operations.
Councilwoman Theresa Allison said council is considering a levy for the police department, and also one for the street department.
Allison said she has been a member of council for seven years and in that time residents have never approved the village's levy requests.
Village officials also are seeking grants and other funding to generate revenue, Allison said.
She said a Mahoning County official attended Tuesday's council meeting and will return Friday to look at various sites in the Mahoning County portion of the village. Allison said council members hope there will be grants available for paving or sidewalks on the north side of the village.
Log cabin auction: Allison said the council is making plans to auction the log cabin on School Street that was used for many years as village hall, police headquarters and a community center.
Village officials vacated the building last year in favor of the former fire station a few doors up the street.
Mayor Michael Donnalley has said the village cannot afford to maintain both buildings.
Allison said there has been some interest in the building and the council was considering taking bids for it. Discussion turned Tuesday to auctioning the building, however, because there is furniture, office equipment and other items to be disposed of as well, she said.

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