New Middletown voters likely to see police levy on fall ballot

NEW MIDDLETOWN — With one member dissenting, New Middletown Council requested the county auditor certify a 2-mill, three-year police levy for the November ballot.

Council member Dan Santangelo voted against the measure, stating after Monday’s meeting that he thought the money should be designated for the general fund, not the police, to keep the village operating in case of severe state cutbacks.

Once the auditor determines exactly what the millage will yield, council must vote to place the levy on the ballot.

Fiscal Officer Carl Flitcraft Jr. said two new mills would cost the owner of a $100,000 home in the village an additional $64 annually. The purpose is to keep 24-hour police coverage in the village.

For the complete story, read Wednesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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