2018-11-07 / Front Page

Voters Pass German Township Road, ADAMhs Board Levies

Voters in German Township approved the replacement of the Township’s 1-mill road levy in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election.

By replacing, rather than renewing the levy, the trustees will have about $100,000 more each year to spend on township roads, for a total of just over $188,000. The levy comes up for a vote again in five years.

Skip Leupp, president of the trustees, said the trustees appreciated those who backed the levy.

“We’ll do right by ‘em,” he said.

“When we were allocating funds this spring, it was disheartening when we got to the road budget and spent it all within a couple of thousand dollars. This will give us some breathing room,” he said.

All five precincts voting on the German Township road levy approved the measure.

Voters in Archbold precinct three approved Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages for a future Discount Drug Mart, 306 to 272.

The Four County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMhs) saw the renewal of its seven-tenths (.7) of a mill levy pass handily. Voters in each of the Four Counties approved the measure.

Passage of the five-year levy will generate more than $2 million for the ADAMhs Board, which is roughly 30% of the board’s budget.

State Issue 1, which would reduce many drug possession crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, was defeated in each of the Four Counties. In Fulton County, Issue 1 was voted down 11,593 to 4,430.

At the state level, with 90% of Ohio precincts reporting at press time, there were about 1.4 million yes votes, compared to approximately 2.5 million no votes.

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