Issue: Shawnee Township Fire Department – Renewal levy

First Posted: 10/1/2011

Each general election, The Lima News provides this section profiling the candidates and issues. The Lima News sent questionnaires to each organization with a levy on the ballot in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Putnam and Van Wert counties for this election section. Only names and basic information from the board of elections identify groups that not return a questionnaire. Shawnee Township Fire Department - 1.5 mill renewal levyLevy sought: 1.5 mill renewalPurpose: Shawnee fire/rescue servicesHow much will it raise per year for your organization? $431,000Cost of the levy to taxpayers: $43 a year for a $100,000 home.Why does your organization need the levy? Shawnee Township Fire Department provides services to all residents in Shawnee Township and the Village of Fort Shawnee. This five year renewal levy is important to keep services we currently have in place. Please feel free to contact Fire Chief Todd Truesdale directly if you have any questions about this levy. This can be done via email at or by calling 419-224-2636. Please check out our web page for more information about the department and important safety information.What will happen if the levy fails? Would lead to changes in services provided.Submitted by Todd Truesdale, chief

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