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Mt. Orab fire levy fails

Most of the 18 levies on the ballot passed, but a couple that failed were certainly notable.

The Village of Mt. Orab’s additional two mill fire levy was defeated by just ten votes, with 27 voters declining to vote for or against the levy. The levy would have provided the Mt. Orab Fire Department with much-needed funds to deal with the increase in ambulance calls as well as upkeep and cost of maintenance on the department’s equipment.

And in a related note, the Sterling Township replacement three mill fire levy failed by an incredible two votes, with one person over voting and 31 people not voting on the levy. The replacement levy was to go towards the contract that Sterling Township has with Mt. Orab’s Fire Department.

Some of the notable levies that passed include the Georgetown Exempted Village Schools permanent improvement levy, which passed by a 66 to 34 percent margin, and the Georgetown village fire renewal levy, which passed with a 74 to 26 percent margin.

Below is a list of the levies that were on the ballot in the 2015 General Election (First number is yes votes, second number is no votes):

Huntington Twp. Incorporated and Unincorporated Areas –Renewal – Fire Protection – 1.2 Mills – five

years – PASSED 407-175

Jefferson Twp. – Unincorporated Area – Renewal – Fire/Ambulance/EMS – 2 Mills – five years – PASSED 220-90

Jefferson Twp. – Incorporated and Unincorporated Areas – Additional – Maintaining and Operating Cemeteries – 1 Mill – five years – PASSED 268-178

Lewis Twp. – Unincorporated Area – Renewal – Fire/Ambulance/EMS – 1 Mill – five years – PASSED 418-182

Perry Twp. – Incorporated and Unincorporated Areas – Renewal – Ambulance/EMS – 2 Mills – three years – PASSED 1,009-333

Perry Twp. – Incorporated and Unincorporated Areas – Renewal – Fire/Ambulance/EMS – 1 Mill – three

years – PASSED 928-363

Pike Twp. – Unincorporated Area – Additional – Fire/Ambulance/EMS – 1 Mill – five years – PASSED 394-325

Pleasant Twp. – Unincorporated Area – Replacement and Increase – Fire – 1.5 Mills with an increase

of 0.5 Mills = 2 Mills – Continuing Period of Time – PASSED 260-209

Sterling Twp. – Unincorporated Area – Replacement – Fire/Ambulance/EMS – 3 Mills – Continuing

Period of Time – FAIL 455-457

Georgetown Exempted Village School District – Renewal – General Perm. Improvements – 1.5 Mills

– five years – PASSED 1,258-651

Fayetteville Village – Current Operating Expenses – Renewal – 2.1 Mills – five years – PASSED 94-48

Fayetteville Village – Current Operating Expenses – Renewal – 3 Mills – five years – PASSED 91-49

Georgetown Village – Renewal – Fire Protection – 2.4 Mills – five years – PASSED 814-283

Hamersville Village – Renewal – Police Protection 2 Mills – five years – PASSED 52-49

Higginsport Village – Additional – Current Expenses – 5 Mills – five years – FAIL 35-39

Village of Mt. Orab – Additional – Fire/Ambulance/EMS – 2 Mills – Continuing Period of Time – FAIL 403-413

Village of Russellville – Renewal – Current Expenses – 3.3 Mills – five years – PASSED 89-44

Village of Russellville – Renewal – Current Expenses – 4.5 Mills – five years – PASSED 85-47

By Daniel Karell

dkarell@civitasmedia.com

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