All the millage requests in Williams and Fulton counties were approved May 2 by voters.
The special election featured several millage renewal requests and one for a new fire station. None of the votes were close.
Board of Developmental Disabilities 2 mill renewal and 0.6 mill increase: For 1,353, Against 835. The millage will help fund programs and maintenance of the buildings.
- 5-mill fire renewal #1: For 121, Against 31
- 5-mill fire renewal #2: For 116, Against 36. The millage is for fire protection.
- 5 mill renewal-police: For 102, Against 50. This levy pays for police vehicles, maintenance, wages and contributions to the police officers retirement.
- 25 percent income tax: Yes 311, No 272. This will raise the local income tax by 0.25 percent.
Clinton Township 0.5 mill renewal: Yes 310, No 86. This millage provides funding for Wauseon Union Cemetery.
German Township: For 186, Against 58. This is for fire protection.
Swanton Local School District: For 608, Against 327. This was a renewal of a 4.45 mill levy for funding $825,000 for emergency requirements of the district
Stryker Schools 5 mills renewal: For 153, Against 120.
Superintendent Nate Johnson released this statement:
“On behalf of the Stryker Schools Board of Education, we would like to thank the voters and community members for supporting the future educational experiences for our Stryker students. The district will continue to move forward to improve the educational learning process through 21st century learning skills and opportunities. Stryker is a great small town and support of this nature from the community shows that the school is a large part of our community. Once again thank you to the Stryker community.”
Bryan City Schools 5-mill renewal: For 781, Against 566.
Florence Township Fire Station: For 260, Against 159.
From Fire Chief Jay Klinger: ‘First of all I would like to thank everyone who came out and voted today. The levy passed 251-142 ! I know a lot of time and work has went into this decision to build a new station off site but trust me it is the best decision for the next 50-plus years. Your trustees have tirelessly researched every possible option and scenario and they should be commended. We will continue to pursue grant opportunities to hopefully reduce the millage and amount of taxes you will pay. Once again- Thank You from the Florence Township Fire Department!”
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