Eden Township Fire Levy Replacement (March 2012)

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AnEden Township Fire Levy Replacement measure was on the March 6, 2012 ballot in the township of Eden which is in Licking County.

The measure was defeated

  • YES 121 (44.65%)
  • NO 150 (55.35%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to replace and increase the current fire levy with one set at a rate of $.35 per $100 of assessed property value for a further five years in order to continue to pay for the fire equipment maintenance, building costs and salaries in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

A replacement of 1 mill of an existing levy and an increase of 2.5 mills to constitute a tax for the benefit of Eden Township, Licking County, OH, for the purpose of providing and maintaining fire apparatus, appliances, buildings or sites therefore, or sources of water supply and materials therefore, or the establishment and maintenance of lines of fire alarm telegraph, or the payment of permanent, part-time or volunteer firefighters or fire-fighting companies to operate the same, including the payment of firefighter employers’ contribution required under Section 742.34 of the Revised Code, or to purchase ambulance equipment, or to provide ambulance, paramedic, or other emergency medical services operated by a fire department or fire-fighting company at a rate not exceeding three and five-tenths (3.5) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to thirty-five cents ($0.35) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five (5) years, commencing in 2012, first due in calendar year 2013.[3]


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