MINSTER – The Minster Village Council approved an ordinance at Monday night’s meeting that will place a new three-year, 3-mil levy the November 2018 general election ballot. This money for this levy is earmarked for the village’s Fire and Rescue departments.
This was a special meeting that allowed the passage of the ordinance in time to be placed on the ballot.
If passed, the levy will raise $289,600 annually. Village Administrator Don Harrod said the millage is for home’s assessed value, rather than market price.
“This means a house assessed at $100,000 will have annual cost will be $105,” said Harrod.
The purpose of the levy is to pay for stipends of the volunteer firemen and EMT’s, as well as allow funding for the purchase of new equipment as the need arises.
The council then went into executive session to discuss land purchases, but no action was taken.
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