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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