Residents of the township and city will have an operating levy for the fire district in front of them this November election.
The Cardinal Joint Fire District’s board approved the levy request Monday and the paperwork was submitted to the Mahoning County Board of Elections Tuesday for the Nov. 4 ballot.
It is a 1.25-mill permanent levy that will generate $627,854 annually. It will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $43.75 yearly.
Fire district Chief Don Hutchison said this levy is for the new fire station that will be built on Herbert Road, next to Canfield Township’s athletic fields.
“Whenever the board focused on building a fire station, they did not want to build it without having the funds to man it,” Hutchison said.
The resolution to put the levy on the ballot passed with a 4-0 vote. Board member and city Councilman John Morvay was absent from the meeting.
Read more in Wednesday's Vindicator