Local townships, village to vote on renewals

By Martin Graham - mgraham@aimmediamidwest.com

Various precincts in the county will find local issues on the ballot this Nov. 7 at the general election.

In Wayne Township, voters there will decide whether or not to pass a fire service renewal levy for five years at 1.5 mills. Wayne Township Trustee, Ron Weade, said Chris Wysong is a good and responsible fire chief.

“Chris is running an efficient department and has sought many grants to help with funding,” Weade said. “The taxpayers’ support is very much used efficiently in our department. It is a top-notch department. Wysong is the brightest spot in Wayne Township.”

The Village of Bloomingburg will be voting whether or not to pass a five-year, 2.8-mill renewal levy for operating expenses.

“Please vote for the renewal here in the Village of Bloomingburg,” Bloomingburg Mayor Gayle Brown said. “Know this is a renewal and not a new tax. It is for helping the operations and we need your support, so remember to get out and vote.”

Voters in Paint Township will decide whether or not to renew a five-year, 1-mill cemetery levy. The levy is being used to maintain the cemetery as is.

“This is not a new levy,” Kenneth J. Kelly, Paint Township Trustee said. “We really appreciate everyone who can come out to vote and support the levy. We also appreciate everyone coming out to support the other issues in the county too that need to be passed.”

Finally, Perry Township will have a five-year, 1.5-mill renewal levy for fire service on the ballot on Nov. 7.


By Martin Graham


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