Willard trying again by putting police levy on May ballot

One city police officer has resigned and is leaving Thursday.
Aaron Krause
Jan 9, 2013

Willard police officer Justin Nowak was hired recently by the city, but he won't work for its police department beyond Thursday.

The officer didn't do anything wrong; he has told city manager Brian Humphress he has found another job because voters didn't approve the city's police levy in November. Nowak, who is second-lowest in seniority, was concerned about future layoffs, Humphress said.

November wasn't the first time city officials requested voters approve an additional income tax to fund police positions. It won't be the last, either.

Council voted Monday to approve placing the 1/8 percent, five-year additional income tax request on the May ballot. If approved, the additional tax would go into effect Jan. 1, 2014 and last through Dec. 31, 2018.

A story about this proposed tax and other matters discussed by Willard council was published in Tuesday's Reflector.

Comments

Game time

Don't blane him. The cops in thos town are a joke! I will be selling my house, voting no and leaving this town!

believe it

Good...see ya later!

sellermiller1

I hope their cops are better than their Basketball officials!!!

believe it

what?

HILLJACK FROM KY

All willard police should take pay cuts. problem solved!

citizen4change

Well they should make some cuts somewhere and with the money they save start sending them to MORE firearms classes. don't need anyone else shot on ACCIDENT. shewwwwwwwwwww

arnmcrmn

I appreciate our local policemen and firemen very much. Dr. Carmean.