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Posted on: November 9, 2022

City issues statement on streets and police levies following election results

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BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (November 9, 2022) -- The city would like to thank Beavercreek residents for the high voter turnout and making their voices heard in the 2022 midterm election. More than 20,000 residents voted on the city’s two levies.

The margin for the city’s streets levy is close and will likely result in a recount. As the Greene County Board of Elections continues to count county-wide absentee and provisional ballots, the city will wait for the official election results before releasing a statement regarding its streets levy.

Additionally, city residents voted down a 2.5-mills continuous police levy. Funds generated from the levy would have been used to maintain and increase the police department’s service levels, hire five additional police officers, purchase and maintain equipment, and provide funding for a new police facility.

“I am disappointed the police levy was voted down,” said Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone. “The need to expand and fund this vital safety service remains. Unfortunately, our officers at the Beavercreek Police Department will continue to deal with an increasing demand for services without any additional officers. Beavercreek stretches its dollar more than most communities, and we have stretched our dollars as far as they can be stretched.”

Beavercreek City Council and staff will hold two public work sessions in November, one on Wednesday, November 16 and another on Monday, November 21, to review the city’s 2023 proposed budget. Both meetings will begin at 5 p.m. at Beavercreek’s City Hall, 1368 Research Park Drive.

The city encourages residents to attend these meetings to provide input and ask questions. City council and staff will continue to look at its budget closely and review all available options to best fund city services.