“I’m not surprised,” he told the Journal-News. “I’m really kind of heartened by it because I like the fact the people are getting involved in their government. When everybody looks at government, they look at the officials as being government — no. We’re not the government, they’re the government. They have to tell us… and then we have to learn to listen.”
The majority of Ross Twp. trustees voted to ask taxpayers for more money to hire three full-time police officers and bring a detective on full-time.
The levy request will bring in a total $782,882. The levy request is for a replacement of the existing levy — to capture current property values — and an additional 1-mill.
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The owner of a $100,000 home will pay about $45 more if the levy passes, according to the Butler County Auditor’s Office. The average price of homes in the township is $194,000 and the additional tax would be about $88 a year for the average homeowner, according to the auditor’s office.