LEWISBURG — The Village of Lewisburg is seeking an additional tax to help support the village’s police department.
Voters will be asked to approve a 2.25 mill additional levy for 5 years, on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
According to village officials, currently there is no single property tax levy to support the village police department.
Officials say with the decrease of state and federal funding in recent years, “the additional monies are necessary to secure funding from taxpayers in order to continue to provide excellent police services to the village.”
The levy will cost a property owner $6.56 per month based on a $100,000 assessed property value.
The additional money will provide for the rotation and maintenance of vehicles, facility, and the operations of a professional police department, village officials said in a press release.
It will also ensure the continuation of the same level of service the police department currently provides and “that which the citizens expect and deserve,” as well as assist in funding the newly created position of School Resource Officer (SRO) for the safety and well-being of the Tri-County North student population, the release noted.
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