Renewal levy on ballot in Bettsville

BETTSVILLE — Voters in Bettsville are being asked to consider a renewal levy for fire protection Nov. 7.

The levy is a four-year, 3-mill renewal levy commencing in 2018 and with funds due starting in 2019, according to information from Seneca County Board of Elections.

Bettsville Mayor Gary Harrison said funds from the levy are earmarked primarily for new equipment, including a new fire truck.

Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins said the levy generates about $19,143 a year and costs the owner of a $100,000 home about $90.28 annually.

“It is a nice fire department and we need to keep it going and keep our firefighters safe,” Harrison said. “We want to make sure we keep them up-to-date with what they need. Safety is everything and we want to continue to make sure our firefighters are safe.”