Trotwood voters threw their support behind three renewal levies that will not increase taxes, according to unofficial returns from the Montgomery County Board of Elections. Issues 14, 15, and 16, which are two fire-related levies and a road levy, passed easily on Election Day
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Issue 14 is a 1-mill continuous road levy for operations and general repairs. The issue generates about $214,000 annually. It passed in unofficial results by a 80 percent to 20 percent margin.
If you own a $100,000 home, it will cost about $31 per year, according to Johnny McCluskey of the Trotwood Public Works Department.
Issues 15 and 16 are 2-mill renewal levies, one for fire and EMS services and the other for fire and rescue capital improvements within the city. Both issues generate about $429,000 annually.
Issue 15 won comfortably by an 83 to 17 percent margin, while Issue 16 easily passed with a 80 to 20 percent advantage.
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If you own a $100,00 home, it will cost about $61.25 per year for each renewed levy, the same as residents currently pay.
The fire and EMS levy was passed in 1997 and has been renewed every five years. The capital improvement levy was passed in 2009 and also has been renewed every five years.
Chief Richard Haacke said the call volume for Trotwood has increased by 22 percent in the last five years. The levies, he said, will help keep the right amount of staffing to tackle the increase and keep equipment updated.
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