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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

FREDERICKTOWN - Morris Township Trustees filed with the Board of Elections to place a 4 mill replacement levy on the May 2nd ballot for those living in Precinct B of the township. The township contracts with Mount Vernon City to provide Fire and EMS services for the southern portion of the township. This area is located in the Mount Vernon City School District. Precinct A, the northern section of the township, is covered by the Fredericktown EMS and Fredericktown Fire District. This includes the part of the township that is in the Fredericktown Local School District.

The 4 mill replacement levy will generate about $120,000 per year for Fire and EMS services to be provided to the southern portion of the township. This levy is for a three year period starting January 1, 2018. Because of the close proximity to the City, the township made the decision several years ago to contract for services with Mount Vernon because of shorter response time.

Should any Township resident have questions regarding the levy, they are encouraged to attend the next meeting of the Township Trustees on Monday, May 1 at 6:00 pm at the Township House on Beckley Road. Any of the trustees, Dan Humphrey, Dick Kershner, or Terry Maloney would welcome a phone call to answer questions.

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