Liberty Township residents voted to renew the department’s 5.6-mill levy for another five years Tuesday, Nov. 7.

According to final, unofficial results from the Delaware County Board of Elections, the levy easily won with a vote of 5,225 to 1,763, or 75 percent to 25 percent.

Delaware County Auditor George Kaitsa said the levy will raise just shy of $8 million per year and cost homeowners about $166 annually per $100,000 of their properties’ market value.

Township fire Chief Tom O’Brien said residents currently pay about $2 more per $100,000 in property value than they paid for the department’s services in 2003. The township’s population has grown by about 12,000 people in that same time period.

--Andrew King