City Council won’t ask voters to approve an increased fire levy this year. An extension of the levy, a renewal that did not increase the tax, was last approved in 2008. It expires in 2013.
Mayor Don Prince said the city will continue to look for cost savings through such practices as bulk purchasing, though he noted expenses are beginning to eat into reserves. Funding from the state of Ohio has also decreased, he said.
There will be no staff reductions, city officials said.