Loveland City Council has approved a Fire and EMS levy to be placed on the May 3, 2022, election ballot for residents’ consideration.
As the City of Loveland and Symmes Township both share the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, city residents receive service at a reduced cost to both communities. This shared service model reduces duplication and allows cost sharing that would not be possible with a single system.
City of Loveland and Symmes Township residents vote separately on their levies. The last levy requested for Fire and EMS protection in the City of Loveland was in 2014. The voters of Symmes Township approved their respective levy in 2020.
The 1.75 mill levy that will be before voters would cost the owner of a $100k home (appraisal value) $61.25 per year. Thus, for approximately $5.12 per month, residents can retain the current level of service, while fire stations and equipment are able to be maintained.
To learn more about the levy, please visit this webpage.