WATERVILLE TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) – The Waterville Township Police Department's funding has been in doubt for several years, but officials say cops will be patrolling the streets for a least another year.
The township passed a levy to support the department in 2006, but trustees say they are receiving less money from the levy than expected due to a mistake by the auditor's office.
The budget shortfall caused by the mistake has been covered by carry over funds for the past few years, but trustees say that money was about to run out. That left the fate of the department in doubt until recently, when more money was found.
The Township's Fiscal Officer says an extra $30,000 was collected in back taxes after a development was annexed into the township.
"The extra $30,000 was good. It gave us a little bit of breathing room. It's something to help us out for the rest of the year. Hopefully it'll maintain us for the rest of this year and a little bit of next," said acting Waterville Township Police Department Chief Michael Wilkinson.
The township's fiscal officer says if another levy is required to pay police in the future, it will not be needed until November 2013 at the earliest.
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