Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
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Miami Township Voters Approve Police Levy
Miami Township, Ohio – Miami Township voters approved today a 5.25 mill property tax police levy.
Township officials voiced the importance in passing the levy saying it was necessary to maintain current police services.
“This levy will help fill gaps in our funding and keep our officers on the streets,” Miami Township Chief of Police Chris Krug said. “The safety of our residents and businesses are important to our department, and we are pleased we can continue offering the same level of service to the township.”
Deborah Preston, president of the Miami Township Trustees, said the levy will make the community a better place.
“Maintaining our police services is important in keeping our community a great place to live and do business,” Preston said. “Our officers are committed to doing their job and today voters placed their confidence in them to do just that.”
A similar levy failed in 2012 requiring the department to utilize reserve funds in order to maintain current staffing levels. Krug said those funds would be nearly depleted by the end of 2013.
“We were faced with the reality of less revenue, a failed levy last year and reserve funds that were running out,” Krug said. “We were looking at a budget that would have forced us to lay off half of our officers and support staff.
“This levy will ensure we are properly staffed and equipped to do our job, and we would like to thank the voters for their endorsement of the job we are doing.”
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