Voters approve 911, Metroparks levies

Staff Report

It was a successful election night for issues around the Swanton area Tuesday, according to unofficial results.

The one countywide issue in Fulton County, a renewal and increase for the county 911 system, passed easily, 5,734-3,308. All but two precincts (Swancreek Twp. Liberty Center, Swancreek West Two) voted in favor of the five-year, 0.7-mill renewal with a 0.3-mill increase.

In Lucas County, the Metroparks’ 1.4-mill renewal levy passed easily, by a vote of 66,777 for and 22,088 against. With 75 percent voting in favor of the park district’s levy renewal it was the biggest win for a Metroparks issue in nearly 40 years, and the largest of the 50 parks and recreation-specific levies on the ballot in Ohio.

Evergreen Local Schools five-year renewal and decrease for the district’s income tax was approved 1,079-940. Approval would decrease the amount of the tax to 0.25 percent.

Fulton Township residents voted 470-241 in favor of a five-year, 0.75-mill replacement levy for fire and rescue services.

Amboy Township’s five-year, 1 -mill levy renewal for fire and rescue services on the ballot was approved 368-119.

Sunday sales of spirituous liquor at the Swanton Sports Center, 610 N. Main St. were approved by a vote of 142-54.

Voter turnout was 31.64 percent in Fulton County. It was 29.88 percent in Lucas County.

Staff Report