Harrison Voters Will Decide Fire Levy Renewal This Fall

Harrison City Council has voted to put a fire levy renewal on the November 2019 ballot.

File photo

(Harrison, Oh.) - Harrison voters will be asked if they want to renew the city's public safety tax levy.

Harrison City Council voted July 16 to put on the November 2019 ballot an issue to possibly renew the 2.4 mill fire levy.

The existing five-year levy is set to expire in May 2020.

"It is specifically in regards to the existing levy that we have in place and the renewal of that levy. As the resource committee continues to work to find a long-term solution, this will meet our short-term needs at this point," said city councilman Ryan Grubbs.

If renewed by city voters, the extended levy would allow Harrison police and fire services to remain at current levels.

The levy raises more than $500,000 for Harrison public safety each year. Mayor Bill Neyer said the amount of tax revenue from the levy will increase slightly because property values in the city have increased.

The first time the levy was on the ballot in May 2015, it narrowly passed in a 434-422 vote.

More from Local News


Students Explore Vocational Trades at Career Pathways Camps at SCC

Students were exposed to trades such as welding, automotive technician, cosmetology, and veterinary technician.

Cincinnati Man Indicted on Charges Stemming from Fatal Accident on I-75 in NKY

A recorded jail call helped investigators make the arrest.

Cincinnati Burger Week Returns for 10th Anniversary

Enjoy $7 burgers at participating locations over a 10-day span of July.

East Central to Host 20+ Teams at Trojan Shootout

It has been a great summer for EC's girls teams: Varsity team going (7-3), JV (7-2), incoming 8th graders (5-1 in a JV league).

Goldsberry Hired as South Ripley Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach

The Lady Raiders have won seven championships in the past five years.

First of Six SIRC Races Takes in Rushville

The Southeastern Indiana Racing Circuit returns June 29.

On Air

Your Hometown Radio Station playing
Luke Bryan - Huntin' Fishin' Lovin' - EAGLE NO INTRO IMAGING

Restless Heart That Rock Won't Roll 14:54
Cody Johnson Dirt Cheap 14:50
Darius Rucker If I Told You 14:47
Garth Brooks That Summer 14:42