Voters decide on local issues


By Martin Graham - mgraham@aimmediamidwest.com



The voters of Fayette County decided at the 2017 general election Tuesday to continue support for the levies of the Fayette County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Board of DD) and the Fayette County Board of Health.

According to unofficial results from the Fayette County Board of Elections, voters overwhelmingly supported two renewal levies on the ballot Tuesday. A 1.75 mills, 10-year levy for the Board of DD passed with 3,616 votes for the tax levy and 1,186 votes against the levy. The levy was for operations, services and acquisitions.

The Board of Health levy also passed by a large margin with 3,515 votes for the levy and 1,286 votes against the levy. The .5 mill, five-year levy will help to support expenses and services provided by the Fayette County Health Department.

According to the unofficial results, several other issues were on various ballots around the county:

A Village of Bloomingburg, 2.8 mills, five-year, current operating expenses renewal levy passed 57 votes to 25.

One Village of New Holland, 1.5 mills, five-year levy for current operating expenses failed nine votes to 13.

One levy in New Holland, a 1 mill, five-year street levy, passed 12 votes for the levy and 11 votes against.

A final New Holland, 1 mill, five-year cemetery renewal levy, passed 13 votes “For” and 10 votes “Against.”

In Paint Township, voters passed a 1 mill, five-year cemetery renewal levy, with 199 voting for the tax levy and 76 voting against the tax levy.

In Perry Township, a 1.5 mills, five-year fire renewal levy passed 136 to 61.

Finally, Wayne Township voters decided for a 1.5 mills, five-year fire renewal levy, 277 votes for the levy to 83 against.

These totals do not include 59 provisional ballots and 19 outstanding absentee ballots that will be added in for the official total, according to the board of elections.

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By Martin Graham

mgraham@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy