WE NEED YOUR HELP!
PLEASE VOTE YES TO SUPPORT WOOSTER TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT November 8, 2022
THIS LEVY WILL ALLOW US TO:
• Maintain daily part-time staffing and allow for an additional 24/7 part-time position as calls for service continue to increase.
• Increase our volunteer recruitment and retention incentive plan to better compensate our volunteers for their time
and commitment to our community.
• Add a full-time career Firefighter/paramedic position to focus on community risk reduction programs and improve response times when multiple calls are received at the same time.
• Maintain our capital expenditure replacement plan and maintenance on existing equipment to ensure our firefighters and EMT’s are properly equipped to handle emergency responses.
A MESSAGE FROM THE FIRE CHIEF
Wooster Township Fire and Rescue Association is requesting the help of our community! For the first time since 2008, we are asking residents for their support in passing a new levy. The current levies are at a 1991 and 2008 valuation. The global pandemic, inflation, increasing requests for service, and a desire to focus more on public education and prevention programs have led us to this request.
On October 5th and November 3rd, at 6 p.m., we will have an open house question and answer opportunity to allow our community members to ask questions and speak openly. With your support, WTFD will continue to strive for the safest, most efficient, and effective way to provide emergency response services with the highest trained and best equipped firefighters and EMT’s. We will always continue to look for ways to improve and grow the services that we provide to you.
If you would like more information about the levy and your Fire Department, visit our website at www.woostertwpfire.org. If you have any questions or would like to request a yard sign to show your support for our levy, please call 330-264-9786. Thank you for trusting your community firefighters and allowing us to fulfill our mission; serving others through service above self.
Dallas B. Terrell, OFE, OFC
2008 was the last time that we asked voters to approve additional funds for your Fire Department. With the valuation of the existing levies continuing to decrease, the expenses to operate the fire department continue to increase. In addition, as our calls for service continue to grow, we do not want our level of service, or your expectations, to decrease.
The average home value in Wooster Township is $176,000 according to 2020 Census data. With the new levy in place, we are asking for an average of $0.91/day to operate your fire department.
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PLEASE VOTE YES ON NOVEMBER 8, 2022!
At the voting polls on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, you will be asked to vote on 2 issues for your Fire Department. The first will be to renew one of the two existing 2 mill levies and the other will be to add the new 2.75 mill continuous levy. If you would like more of an accurate estimate of how this will impact your taxes, please visit www.waynecountyauditor.org.