Washington Twp. approves levy


By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmediamidwest.com



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — Washington Township voters passed a renewal levy for fire and emergency medical services Tuesday evening with 72.36 percent of voters for and 27.64 percent of voters against the levy.

According to unofficial election results, there were 301 for and 115 against the levy.

The levy will be a renewal tax of 2 mills for five years, commencing in 2018.

The funds are used to contract with EMS and fire services from the Piqua Fire Department, Covington Fire and Rescue, and the Lockington Volunteer Fire Department.

The levy was put into place after the township’s funds were depleted and the township needed to generate more money in order to pay for EMS and fire services.

In addition to voting on this renewal levy, township residents re-elected township trustees McMaken and James A. Hiegel with 301 votes for McMaken and 272 votes for Hiegel. They are currently sitting township trustees, and were running unopposed.

The term for the remaining township trustee, Matthew Hartley, is up in 2019.

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By Sam Wildow

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