RENO– Garden indicators main as much as the Marietta Township Recreation Heart on Sandhill Street reminded voters Tuesday that the three renewal hearth safety and emergency medical companies levies had been nothing new.
Washington County Auditor Matthew Livengood concurred Tuesday with the sentiment.
“As a result of when it’s a renewal, the best strategy to say that is it’s not going to value the taxpayer any more cash than the yr it first handed,” he mentioned.
However of the three,199 registered voters eligible to vote within the township, solely 513 votes (16 %) had been forged regarding the hearth and EMS levies between early and day-of ballots counted (not together with any provisionals which gained’t be reviewed till Might 17 by the Washington County Board of Elections.)
“It’s been fairly quiet,” mentioned Candie Nelson, the polling location supervisor in Reno. “Principally individuals have been simply glad to see associates right here and vote, however there’s so little on the poll it’s not taking lengthy.”
Mandy Amos, government director of the Washington County Board of Elections, famous that the final time the 0.5-mill, 1-mill and 1.6-mill levies handed for the township was in 2017.
“They’re three separate levies with totally different millage,” she defined. “They’re all renewals, however they’re all separate points so one might go and one other might fail, 2017 was when those self same ones had been final on the poll as renewals.”
However assist of all 5 of the precincts within the township solidified earlier than 9 p.m. as ballots had been counted.
The 0.5-mill renewal handed with 77.19 % approval (396 out of 513 votes.)
The 1-mill renewal handed with 75.1 % approval (377 out of 502 votes.)
The 1.6-mill renewal handed with 73.05 % approval (374 out of 512 votes.)
Every levy was handed for a further 5 years and would subsequent be eligible to reappear on ballots in 2026.
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