Beavercreek Township says no to police levy

Beavercreek Township
Beavercreek Township

BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – Beavercreek Township had two levies on the ballot: one to help rebuild their streets and bridges which passed and the other to fund their police services, which lost by 2 percent.

The road, street and bridge levy was a renewal so that wasn’t asking for new money. That is one of the reason’s the township administrator believes it passed.

He was a bit more surprised that the police levy didn’t.

That was necessary to maintain the current level of service the township has through the sheriff’s office.

The administrator says the ballot language may have been confusing but they never intended to start their own police department…just extend the contract with the sheriff’s office.

“There could be an impact to service delivery to the community so it could mean less deputies on the road for patrol services,” said Beavercreek Township administrator, Alex Zaharieff.

The contract with the sheriff’s office is up at the end of the year. Zaharieff says they will be evaluating that and their budget soon.

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