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<br /> <br />The Washington Township Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on February 4, 2013, at <br />7:30 p.m. at the Washington Township Government Center, 8200 McEwen Road. President <br />Young opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance. <br /> <br />FISCAL OFFICER’S BUSINESS <br /> <br />Fire Levy Resolution <br /> <br />The Board of Trustees has been reviewing the revenue needed to operate the Fire <br />Department for the next five years. In 2013, a five-year, 3.0-mill levy will expire and it is <br />necessary to replace the expiring 3.0-mill levy and increase the levy by 1.65 mills, for a total of <br />4.65 mills. The extra millage is needed due to State cutbacks and property tax value decline <br />and a 168 percent increase in runs over the last 20 years. <br /> <br />It was moved by Mr. Berry, seconded by Mr. Paulson, that the Board adopts a resolution <br />authorizing the placement of a five year, 4.65-mill levy on the May 7, 2013, ballot for fire <br />services in Washington Township for the years 2014 through 2018 in their entirety (tax years <br />2013-2017). <br /> <br />Mrs. Young stated that it was not easy deciding the amount for this levy. The Trustees believe <br />this is the least expensive choice that would get the job done. Mrs. Young reported that the <br />Township has had some staggering increases in costs and, in order to make up for the <br />increased costs for the next five years, this has to be done. The Trustees are hoping that <br />residents in the Township will understand this and see it the same way as the Trustees do. <br /> <br />Vote on Motion: Berry, aye; Paulson, aye; Young, aye. R2013-015 <br /> <br /> <br />Recreation Levy Resolution <br /> <br />The Board of Trustees has been reviewing the revenue needed to operate the Recreation <br />Center for the next five years. The Recreation Department currently has a .7-mill levy, which is <br />used for operations at the Rec Center. Fees and other charges at the Rec Center pay for <br />approximately 57 percent of Rec operations and the .7-mill levy pays for the remainder. This <br />levy expires at the end of 2013 and needs to be renewed to continue operations at the Rec <br />Center. <br /> <br />It was moved by Mr. Paulson, seconded by Mr. Berry, that the Board adopts a Resolution, <br />authorizing the placement of a five year, .7-mill levy on the May 7, 2013, ballot for recreation <br />services in Washington Township for the years 2014 through 2018 in their entirety (tax years <br />2013-2017). <br /> <br />Mr. Berry noted that this was a renewal levy. <br /> <br />Mrs. Young commended everyone at the Rec Center for the wonderful job they did cutting <br />back on costs and offering the same quality service. <br /> <br />Vote on Motion: Paulson, aye; Berry, aye; Young, aye. R2013-016 <br /> <br />Lighting District <br /> <br />The Township’s Fiscal Officer notified the Trustees on January 14, 2013, of a street lighting <br />petition received from VWC Holdings, LTD for The Springs at the Villages of Winding Creek, <br />Section Two. Under the Ohio Revised Code, a public hearing must be held within 30 days of <br />2/4/13 <br /> Page 1 <br /> <br /> <br />