BUTLER TWP. – When the Butler Township Trustees attempted to disband the township’s police department last summer, residents rose up and said they wanted their own department – not the Sheriff’s Office.
On Tuesday, they backed that up with a resounding vote to approve a police levy.
With 100% of the vote counted, nearly 57% of voters voted in favor of the levy. In raw vote, 2,826 voted in favor with 2,136 voting against.
The levy will generate about $750,000 for the township police department and cost property owners $122.50 per year for every $100,000 in property value.
Those same voters soundly rejected a Limited Home Rule form of government for the second straight year. Nearly 62% of voters voted No on Issue 43 with just 38% voting in favor.
Voters narrowly approved Issue 42, Electrical Aggregation. 52% of voters said Yes with 48% voting no.
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