Liberty Township

Vote early on fire levy to make sure important issue passes

To the Editor:

The future of the Liberty Township Fire Department is too important to leave to chance.

That is why we went to the Board of Elections Early Voting Center on Jan. 3 and cast our votes for the 5.6-mill operating levy.

The actual day of the special election will be Feb. 5, but winter weather and bad travel conditions could make it difficult for residents to get to the polls.

We believe the safety and well-being of Liberty Township and Powell residents is not a matter to put at risk, so we visited the in-person absentee voting center at 149 E. Orange Road, Lewis Center, in the county Board of Developmental Disabilities building.

Absentee voting by mail also is available via applications obtained from the Delaware County Board of Elections, whose website is

After the defeat of the fire levy Nov. 6, the township trustees listened to voter concerns and reduced the amount requested to the previous level, and cuts were made in fire department costs and personnel while maintaining basic fire protection and EMS services.

We encourage our neighbors in Liberty Township and Powell to study the fire levy carefully by visiting the website We hope you will join us in voting for the fire levy. Please consider casting your vote at the early voting center. It is convenient and the election workers are courteous and helpful.

John and Kay Hartman