Passage of levy on November 8 maintains same level of public safety services currently
When Anderson Township residents go to the polls on Election Day 2016, they’ll see a
3.55 mill public safety levy on the ballot.
After stretching the 2008 public safety levy three years beyond its projected five-year
life, Anderson Township Trustees decided in July to return to the voters to secure
funding for safety services over the next five years.
If approved by the voters, the levy would cover fire, EMS and law enforcement operating
costs, including salaries for 65 fulltime firefighter/paramedics and 35 sheriff’s
officers, uniforms, firefighting gear, medical supplies, utilities and repair &
maintenance of facilities and equipment. (Most equipment purchases, like fire engines,
police cruisers and ambulances are covered by Tax Increment Funds -TIF).
“Our primary job as trustees is to ensure our residents safety,” said Township Trustee
President Andrew Pappas. “That is something we don’t take lightly. Given increased
demands on our sheriff’s department due to the heroin epidemic, we have a responsibility
to make Anderson safe.”
“We want people to know what they are paying for. If we want the level of service we
currently have, we have to pay for it. That’s why we put the levy on the ballot,” he said.
The 3.55 mill levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $10.35 per month.
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