Thursday, July 02, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Thursday, 1/6/2011

Sandusky Co. moves to replace 911 tax levy

FREMONT — The Sandusky County commissioners intend to ask voters to replace the county's 911 emergency services levy.

The board voted Thursday to proceed with plans for a 0.3-mill replacement levy in the May primary that which would bring in $64,000 more per year than the current levy generates, about $327,000 a year.

Sheriff Kyle Overmyer said the additional revenue could allow the county to replace one of two dispatchers whose jobs were eliminated because of budget cuts.

The commissioners approved placing a five-year, 1-mill levy on the May ballot for Birchard Public Library, which operates libraries in Fremont, Green Springs, Gibsonburg, and Woodville.

The levy would generate close to $897,000 a year and would help the library restore hours and services that resulted from state funding cuts.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.