Marietta Township Fire & Emergency Levy Measures, 2 (March 2012)

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Two Marietta Township Fire & Emergency Levy Measures were on the March 6, 2012 ballot in the township of Marietta which is in Washington County.

The first measure sought to renew the current fire levy which is set at a rate of $.05 per $100 of assessed value for a further five years in order to continue to pay for and emergency services in the township.

  • YES 729 (64.51%)Approveda
  • NO 401 (35.49%)

The second measure sought to replace the current ambulance levy with one set at a rate of $.325 per $100 of assessed value for a period of five years in order to further pay for emergency services in the township.[1]

  • YES 538 (47.4%)
  • NO 597 (52.6%)Defeatedd[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Question 1: A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Marietta Township for the purpose of FIRE AND EMERGENCY PROTECTION at a rate not exceeding 0.5 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to five cents ($0.05) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of 5 years, commencing in 2012, first due in calendar year 2013.

Question 2: A replacement of a tax for the benefit of Marietta Township for the PURCHASE OF AMBULANCE EQUIPMENT, OR TO PROVIDE AMBULANCE OR EMERGENCY SERVICES provided by a fire department or firefighting company, or both, at a rate not exceeding three and one-fourth (3.25) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to thirty-two and one-half cents ($0.325) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of 5 years, commencing in 2012, first due in calendar year 2013.[3]

References

  1. Washington County Board of Elections, March Sample Ballot
  2. Washington County Board of Elections, Current March Election Results
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.