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Boardman will put police levy on August ballot

Published: Mon, April 11, 2011 @ 8:45 p.m.


After taking a police levy off the May ballot on Feb. 28, township trustees introduced a resolution Monday to place a 3.85-mill, five-year additional police levy on an Aug. 2 ballot.

The board unanimously approved the first reading of the resolution, which will be sent to the Mahoning County Auditor for certification. The resolution will have a second reading at the trustees’ April 25 meeting, and if approved, it will be sent to the Mahoning County Board of Elections for certification.

“The whole township is working very hard with limited resources, but the time has come where you can’t wait until November or next year. I think we have to act now,” said Trustee Larry Moliterno.

If approved by voters, the levy would generate about $3.6 million annually designated for the police department. It would cost the owner of a home valued at $100,000 an estimated $117 annually in additional taxes.

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1repeaters(314 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago


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2UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Vote NO, then force the Boardman trustees to use SB5 for a fair and balanced approach to lower the safety forces plush pay and cadillac style benefits to the dollars available for which it is intended. I don't know about you, but $117 is a lot of money I don't have each year from my private sector job so the safety forces can live large in Boardman.

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3Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

VOTE YES we need it bad
As we move closer to becoming Y/B town , we need all the protection we can get no matter what it cost.

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4outsideobserver(31 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

The trustees must find other revenue sources other than property taxes.

It's time for Boardman to become a city so other sources of revenue can be tapped, because we are all tapped out.

Vote No on the levy, yes to Boardman becoming a city.

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5spinman(70 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

It will cost Boardman probably 30k to place this on as a special levy in August

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6unclebill(23 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

"Can't wait until November" Then why did you pull it from the May ballot.? Stop playing these head games and work to control exopenses.

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7db(280 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Vote NO to the levy. These government employees need to do as we private sector folks have done; learn to live on less. They need to have their pay & benefits REDUCED. BTW carlstaatz; Bdman does not need more apartments, does not need higher taxes, and people like you who do not pay taxes but are quick to tell us taxpayers what we should pay, are part of the problem. Taxpayers are not greedy racist rednecks and those being taxed out of their homes are not owners of McMansions. You'd be better served finding Section 8 housing on Ytown's south side where your government check will go farther and the Community Action free bus makes regular trips to the welfare office.

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8Millie(192 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Now that is what I call leadership. Do not make any decisions just ask the taxpayers to pay more.

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9walter_sobchak(2713 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

A law needs to be passed outlawing the special elections in Feb. and Aug. in Ohio. Every six months, May and Nov., are small enough intervals to gauge public support of levies. Boardman needs a sales tax anyway since so many people come into the twp. with the express desire to shop.

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10joebag09(354 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Sorry...but I WILL vote NO! All I've heard is the trustee's want this and the trustee's want that. I've not heard from very many citizens that think this is necessary, or do we not matter? Well I've not been convinced we need it, nor do I trust them after the last mess. Do not be scared into voting for a levy that isn't needed. Boardman is not so crime ridden we need to spend more money that (MANY) of us do not have! They spent money for years agreeing to contracts, etc. like there was a bottomless pool of funds. Well, now we all have to tighten up and deal with issues. Spending more isn't one of them! VOTE NO!

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