NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (WDTN) – Today deputies in New Carlisle know they can avoid job cuts.
A tax levy was passed after Tuesday night’s elections, giving the city’s sheriffs department about $500,000 a year.
The money comes from a half percent of earned income for people who live in the city of New Carlisle.
The city already has a 1 percent income tax, this will increase it to a 1.5 percent income tax.
It will go towards new equipment, pay and staffing at the sheriffs office.
Last fall the sheriffs department had to let two deputies go, they’re hoping to get new employees hired on when money begins coming in.
The levy failed last year by more than 400 votes, the mayor of New Carlisle says this will help protect area residents.
“This is a wonderful boom for the city, I’m thrilled, absolutely thrilled that this passed, this is going to take a lot of heat off of New Carlisle at this point” said Lowell McGlothin, New Carlisle mayor.
This levy will be put on the ballot again in 5 years for voters to decide on once again.