Levies on ballot aim to make Wells Township safer

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There are two new levies on the ballot for this upcoming primary election in Ohio.

Those are Police Protection Levy and a Road and Bridge Levy.

Now this will only cost the above average taxpayer $1.75 per week per levy.

This will bring in more officers on duty, more response calls, and many other things the town desperately needs.

Wells Township Police Captain Sean Norman says the cost is very low considering what the return is.

“In this day and age man it’s a whole new world out there. You need police protection. You need police services. Just when you call to know that one’s coming,” said Norman.

Most people do not really realize how large an area Wells Township is.
Captain Norman says it’s just shy of 28 square miles and there is a lot of ground to cover.
And due to the size the area he says they need 24 hour coverage which would be restored under the Levy.

“A lot of people think well if nobody is breaking into my house I don’t need the police but they try to associate the lack of 24 hour coverage with what if I don’t don’t have an emergency or what if I do,” said Captain Norman.

The 24 hour coverage will also help with response times which Norman says are greatly impacted by the lack of officers.

“When we are on duty the response time could be several minutes or several seconds as opposed to a Deputy who’s responsible for the entire county. Maybe we’re lucky and they’re in Adena or maybe we’re unlucky and they’re in Amsterdam.”

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