Liberty Twp. fire levy passes


Voters in Liberty Twp. — one of the fastest growing places in the region — approved a new fire levy Tuesday..

The final unofficial results on the 3.5-mill additional levy were 57 percent for to 43 percent against, according to the Butler County Board of Elections.

Both incumbent trustees who won re-election Tuesday — Tom Farrell and Christine Matacic — said the voters understood they deliberated long and hard before deciding to ask them for more money.

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Liberty Twp. trustees debated for 18 months whether to ask voters for more money before deciding in July on the amount.

The township’s population has quadrupled in the past two decades, now standing at about 40,000 residents.

Calls for service are projected to reach 3,038 this year, compared to 1,968 in 2010.

The owner of a $100,000 home will pay $122 more annually — or a total of $300 when two existing levies are included.



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