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Voters approve funds for fire, EMS

Voters in several townships and a village approved levies Tuesday to fund first-responder services.

Voters in Adams Township approved a replacement tax to fund fire operations. It is a five-year, 1.4-mill levy.

According to unofficial totals, 224 voters approved the levy, and 128 voted against it.

Joline Humbert, fiscal officer for Adams Township, had said it is the same millage, and she expected it to generate a little more money because property values have gone up.

The levy funds a contract with Green Springs Rural Volunteer Fire Department.

According to information from Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins, the levy would generate $55,481 annually, and the estimated cost to the owner of a home with a value of $100,000 would be $49.

Voters in Pleasant Township approved a five-year, half-mill renewal tax to support fire protection.

According to unofficial totals, 224 voters approved the levy, and 43 voted against it.

Bill Biller, Pleasant Township trustee, had said trustees contract with Old Fort Volunteer Fire Department and Green Springs Rural Volunteer Fire Department for fire protection.

According to information from Adkins, the levy would generate $23,377 and cost the owner of a $100,000 home $14.10 annually.

Voters in Thompson Township renewed a tax for fire protection services.

According to unofficial totals, 271 voters approved the issue, and 64 voted against it.

Jessica Ziegler, fiscal officer for Thompson Township, has said the five-year, 0.8-mill levy is to fund fire protection for the township.

“Bellevue (Fire Department) supplies Thompson Township,” she has said.

According to information from Adkins, the levy would generate $22,381 and cost the owner of a $100,000 home $20.16 annually.

Voters in Attica and Venice and Reed townships renewed a tax to support Attica-Venice-Reed Joint Ambulance District.

According to unofficial totals, 361 voters approved the issue, and 136 voted against it.

The three-year, 1.5-mill levy would generate $98,088 and cost the owner of a $100,000 home $41.35 annually.

The levy is to fund personnel, training and anything that goes along with personnel, such as uniforms.

Money also helps fund housing for personnel who come in from out of town.

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