Rossford seeks renewal of city’s 5-year fire levy

ROSSFORD – Voters will decide on whether to renew a five-year fire levy Tuesday.
The levy is intended to raise money to replace aging equipment and support operations. The existing tax
issue, expires at the end of the year.
The levy is not a new tax, City Administrator Ed Ciecka said at a recent candidates forum.
Owners of homes assessed at $100,000 will pay 26.57 annually. The levy will generate almost $140,000 a
The proceeds would help replace 1977 ladder truck.
But not getting the levy would also hurt daily operation, Chief James Verbosky told City Council’s Pubic
Safety Committee, that the daytime shift at the fire station could be eliminated if the levy fails.
The a version levy has already failed once. In May the 1-mill renewal was combined with a request for
0.5-mills in new money. That request was rejected by voters.
At the time, opponents questioned asking for more money, instead of just a renewal.
The levy on the ballot Tuesday just asks for the renewal.