Norton City Fire Levy Addition (March 2012)

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A Norton City Fire Levy Addition measure was on the March 6, 2012 ballot in the city of Norton which is in Wayne and Summit Counties.

The measure was approved

  • YES 1,575 (51.93%)Approveda
  • NO 1,458 (48.07%)[1]

This measure sought to add to the current fire and emergency services levy by a rate of 4.6 mills for a further four years in order to continue to pay for those services in the city. The city had separated the two issues and placed them on the November 2011 ballot, but both measures failed. City officials were hoping with them combined and the shorter length of the addition, voters would be more willing to approve the measure. The county had taken the measure off the ballot initially, believing the city had made an error with the wording, but was later showed that new Ohio state laws allowed for the city's wording of the ballot language. The levy will replace four different levies which were being collected in the city for these services.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

An additional tax for the benefit of the City of Norton for the purpose of nt at a rate not exceeding 4.6 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to 46 cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 4 years, commencing in 2012, first due in calendar year 2013.[3][4]