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9-1-1, Health District Levies Pass

The 10% of Fulton County registered voters who went to the polls, Tuesday, May 7, were in a generous mood, as the 9-1-1 and Fulton County Health Department property tax levy renewals passed.

Kandice Lemley, deputy director of the Fulton County Board of Elections, said Tuesday night there are 29,336 registered voters in the county.

Of those, 2,934 cast ballots in the special election.

In the precincts covered by the Archbold Buckeye, voter turnout ranged from a low of 2.1% to a high of 4.8%.

Voters were asked to renew a seven-tenths (.7) of a mill levy for five years for operation of the county 9-1-1 emergency dispatching system.

The tax will raise about $587,000 a year.

It passed 2,189 to 713.

Voters approved the renewal of the half-mill (.5) property tax levy for the Fulton County Health District, which operates the health department, 1,957 to 931.

The 10-year levy will raise $482,000 each year.

Voters in Clinton Township approved a one-mill, five-year levy renewal for road improvements, 242 to 66.

In Gorham Township, voters passed a new two-mill, five-year levy for firefighting expenses, 48 to 19.

Voters in Henry County agreed to replace a two-mill, five-year levy for the Henry County Board of Developmental Disabilities, which does business as Hope Services, 1,576 to 1,310.

The Swanton School District request for both a bond issue for school construction and an additional fivetenths (.5) mill property tax levy failed in Fulton County, with 776 votes against and 645 votes for the bond issue and tax levy. At presstime, votes from Lucas County had not been tallied.

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