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Levy passage sets tone for brief trustees meeting

August 11, 2011
By Kathleen Palumbo
Meeting for the first time since the passage of a 3.85-mill, five-year additional levy for police services, approved by voters on Aug. 2, a general air of gratitude could be felt amongst the Boardman Township trustees and department heads.

The brief meeting included words of appreciation from a township resident, and Chief of Police Jack Nichols, who assured those present that “we will be good stewards of the money.”

After a display of appreciation, trustees turned from the recently passed levy to the next ballot issue coming in November. Trustees had a first reading of a resolution for a 3-mill, five-year renewal levy to be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot, resulting in no additional taxes. It was clearly stated that this was a renewal, not a new levy. A second reading of the resolution was held Tuesday to ensure the township met the dealine requirements for the November election.

In other business, as is standard procedure, the trustees approved a resolution objecting to a new liquor permit request for Dollar General, 271 Boardman-Canfield Road, requiring that the applicant seek a ballot initiative on the basis that the precinct is dry.

The next meeting of the Boardman Township trustees will be held Monday, Aug. 22, at which the 11-year-old boys Little League state championship team will be honored.


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