“Our objective is to remain conservative with taxpayer money while maintaining stability for township police services. The levy balances these two objectives,” Berry said.
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Berry added that contracting with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office enables township residents to benefit from the economies of scale provided by a large department, to benefit from its services and expertise, and to negotiate the level of police services that are appropriate for the community.
The replacement levy is expected to generate about $2.76 million per year – an increase of about $222,229 annually – and will maintain the current level of police services.
“The levy will allow us to keep pace with inflation and with an increasing demand for services,” said Township Administrator Jesse Lightle.
In May, voters overwhelmingly approved a 2.85-mill levy that will enable the Washington Twp. fire department to address a shortage of firefighters and an increasing number of calls for service.
The levy is expected to generate about $5.26 million in the first year. Homeowners will pay $99.75 per year for every $100,000 of their home’s value — equivalent to $8.31 per month.
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