Local levies for police, fire protection pass easily

Miami Valley Fire District crews responded to a pool shed fire on Jane Avenue in Miami Twp. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. STAFF / JIM NOELKER
Miami Valley Fire District crews responded to a pool shed fire on Jane Avenue in Miami Twp. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. STAFF / JIM NOELKER

Taxes will rise in Miami Twp.; stay the same for Harrison Twp. and Trotwood property owners.

Levies to help fund police services in Harrison Twp. and Trotwood and fire services in Miami Twp. all passed easily Tuesday, according to unofficial final election results.

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A Miami Twp. 3.65 mill replacement levy for fire and emergency medical services — the only one of the three that would raise taxes — passed with 70% of 484 total votes cast in the race, according to the Tuesday results.

A Trotwood 5.75-mill, five-year operating levy also won with 70% of 622 votes cast, according to the unofficial count.

The Trotwood levy funds about 60% of the city’s police services as well as administrative, planning and zoning, parks and recreations and other essential services.

A 6-mill police renewal levy was approved by 75% of 656 Harrison Twp. voters. Passage makes the levy the permanent.

The Miami Twp. levy will increase taxes. The owner of a $100,000 home will see the annual cost climb from $88.74 to $127.75, according to the county auditor’s office. The replacement levy will generate an estimated $2.4 million annually, an increase of $384,396 more than the expiring levy, according to the township.

A five-year deal that started the Miami Valley Fire District in 2012 for Miami Twp. and Miamisburg to share fire and emergency medical services was made permanent in 2017.

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Taxes will stay the same for property owners in Trotwood and Harrison Twp.

A Trotwood owner of a $100,000 home will continue to pay $174.34 per year for the duration of the five-year levy that will generate over $1.2 million, according to the city.

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The Harrison Twp. levy will continue to bring in nearly $1.4 million annually to pay for police services, including for staffing and equipment like radios and vehicles along with fuel, according to the township. A Harrison Twp. owner of a $100,000 house will continue paying $183.75 annually, according to the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office.

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