Township officials say the levy is needed maintain the current force of 25 deputies assigned to Deerfield, which pays for service from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. The township doesn’t have its own police force.
Replacing the existing permanent 2.5 mill police levy, passed in 2004, would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $47.64 per year, from $74.83 to $122.519.
Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Township voters may also face a 5-year, one-mill parks levy on the ballot in November.
The levy would generate about $900,000 a year and cost homeowners about $30 annually, Township Administrator Bill Becker said.
Trustees passed a resolution of necessity for the levy at its July 2 meeting, which triggered an auditor’s review of how much money the levy would generate.
Sheila McLaughlin contributed to this story