Bethel, Washington Townships, Fletcher levies get a thumbs-up

TROY — Residents of Bethel and Washington Townships and the village of Fletcher all gave the green light for the tax levy that appeared on their Nov. 8 ballot. All results are unofficial until they are certified by the Miami County Board of Elections on Nov. 22, 2022.

The following levies in these areas that were approved were:

• Replacement tax levy for Bethel Township for the benefit of Bethel Township for the purpose of current expenses at a rate not exceeding three and eight tenths (3.8) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to thirty-eight cents ($0.38) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2023, first due in calendar year 2024.

In Bethel Township, 53.12%, or 1209 of the 3550 registered voters who came out to vote Tuesday voted in favor of the levy, while 46.86%, or 1067, voted against it.

• Renewal tax levy for Washington Township, unincorporated, to provide fire and emergency medical services at a rate not exceeding two (2) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to twenty cents ($0.20) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2023, first due in calendar year 2024.

In Washington Township, 73.01%, or 514 of the 1109 registered voters who cast their vote have the levy a thumbs-up, with only 26.99%, or 190, of those voters voting the levy down.

• Replacement and increase tax levy for village of Fletcher for replacement of one (1) mill of an existing levy and an increase of fifteen hundredths (.15) mill to constitute a tax for the benefit of village of Fletcher for the purpose of fire protection at a rate not exceeding one and fifteen hundredths (1.15) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to eleven and one-half cents ($0.115) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2023, first due in calendar year 2024.

In the village of Fletcher, 51.33%, or 77 of the 308 registered voters who turned out voted for the levy, with 48.67%, or 73, voting no on the issue.