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Fairfield Twp voters to decide public safety funding

Voters in the Butler County community of Fairfield Township will vote on public safety funding when polls open Tuesday. (File) Voters in the Butler County community of Fairfield Township will vote on public safety funding when polls open Tuesday. (File)
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Voters in this Butler County suburb will have their say on the future of public safety funding when they head to the polls Tuesday.

Issue 6 is a 3.9 mil levy that, if passed, would bring an estimated $1.6 million into the township annually starting in January.

If the levy does not pass, township officials say there could be implications to both the police and fire departments.

Some potential changes for the fire department would be the brown-out of some equipment  at the Tylersville Station and the need for more mutual aid, they caution.

They also warn that plans for a replacement Tylersville station would be permanently put on hold and there would be a lack of capital funding for replacement equipment, meaning more money in equipment costs and more equipment being out of service.
 
On the police side, township officials say there would be consequences as well.

Multiple officer positions could be eliminated, detectives reassigned and the possible elimination of other programs.

The board behind the safety services levy projects say the levy should sustain operations of both fire and police in the township for 5 years.

If passed, the levy  will cost homeowners $136.50 dollars per year, per $100,000 of home value.

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