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Arlington may put two fire levies on ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT
STAFF WRITER

ARLINGTON — A pair of levies — a new one and a renewal — are expected to appear on the November ballot to help fund the Arlington Fire Department.

Village Council on Monday gave the first of three required readings to ordinances that would place the issues before the electorate.

A 2.5-mill renewal levy for five years is being sought to fund general operating expenses for the Fire Department. It brings in $51,000 annually, according to village officials.

A new, 1-mill levy is being proposed to set aside dollars for Fire Equipment apparatus in the future, such as fire trucks and water tankers. If approved, this five-year levy would generate $20,000 annually.

The new levy, according to Fire Chief Al Latta, could pay for a water tanker.

In other matters, Village Council will seek legal advice from its solicitor regarding the proper zoning of a vacant downtown property that might be sold.

Interest has been expressed in a former antique shop on North Main Street, but a prospective owner might want to use the building both as a business and a residence.

Village officials have been combing zoning regulations to ascertain if this is allowed.

In other business, council:

  • Will spend $4,125 for Helms and Sons Excavating of Findlay to repair five manhole covers.
  • Will prepare a list of trees to be removed in the village.
  • Praised those involved with organizing the recent Independence Day fireworks at the village park.

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