Area municipalities voted in levies for police operations and mental health boards, while others defeated levies to fund mental health boards and the establishment of a park.
Fulton County voters in Delta Tuesday approved an additional 5-mill, five-year operating levy for the police department.
The levy would raise $242,000 annually to help pay for operations and equipment for police.
Officials sought the money because Delta stands to lose $228,000 a year in state funding and 12 percent in local property tax revenue.
In Metamora, voters turned down a 0.5-mill, five-year additional levy to establish a park fund, to operate and maintain Metamora Community Park, and to help pay for recreational improvements to the reservoir property owned by the village. The levy would have raised $5,150 a year and cost the owner of a $100,000 house $15.31 annually.
Sandusky County voters for the sixth time defeated an additional 0.8-mill, five-year operating levy that would generate about $940,000 to help provide mental health services through the tri-county Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. The proposed levy would have cost the owner of a $100,000 house $24 annually. Wyandot and Seneca counties have already approved their levies.
Sandusky County voters also rejected an additional 2-mill operating levy for the county’s Board of Developmental Disabilities, which operates the School of Hope. The levy would have brought in $2.3 million a year for a continuing period.
In Henry County, voters approved a 1.2-mill, five-year replacement levy for additional funds for the health district, a request pared down from that which voter previously rejected. It will bring in $722,800 a year for general operations of the health department and cost the owner of a $100,000 home $36.75 a year.
In Seneca County, voters approved renewal of a 0.5-mill, five-year levy for the county’s Board of Developmental Disabilities, which operates the School of Opportunity. The levy generates about $280,000 a year and costs the owner of a $100,000 house $6.67 a year.
Hancock County voters approved renewal of a 1.3-mill, five-year levy for the county’s Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services. The levy generates more than $2.1 million a year and costs the owner of a $100,000 home about $40 a year.