Middletown seeks 25-year levy extension to replace fire stations
14 Jul 2021
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WXIX) - The City of Middletown hopes a 25-year extension of a property tax will cover the cost to replace all four of its fire stations.
The extension means no tax increase, just the same rates residents have paid for the last decade.
Middletown Fire Chief Paul Lolli says replacing their stations has been something they have wanted for nearly two decades.
“The health and safety of the conditions are fair at best and poor at worst,” the chief said.
City Manager Jim Palenick says the city is trying to take advantage of historically low-interest rates, but there are some opposed to the levy.
One of their concerns is that past budgets have not accounted for these upgrades.