Brown Township voters rejected a 4.66-mill fire levy Nov. 5.
According to unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections, the levy was defeated by a count of 222 votes against, or 56.5 percent of the votes cast, to 171 votes in favor, or 43.5 percent.
The fire levy would have generated an additional $142.71 annually per $100,000 of assessed property value.
The levy was sought to create an identical effective millage rate for Brown and Norwich township residents, according to Brown Township officials.
Hilliard and Norwich Township voters approved a 4.12-mill fire levy in May, their first new fire levy since 1998.
Norwich Township provides fire suppression and emergency-medical services to Brown Township’s approximately 650 households.