Monclova residents approve police levy


Monclova Township voters Tuesday approved a 1.5-mill, five-year levy that will raise more than $660,000 a year for police protection.

The township intends to use that money to continue contracting with the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office for 24-hour coverage every day. The sheriff’s office two years ago informed eight townships that they no longer will receive free patrols, and Monclova Township has been paying for around-the-clock protection — which costs $578,116 this year and will go up to $650,381 next year — out of its general fund.

The new levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 house about $46 a year.