MONROEVILLE - Council members are considering asking voters once again in November to approve an increase in the village's income tax from 1 to 1.5 percent.
Voters defeated the measure last November 292 to 140, or 68 percent to 32 percent. As a result, council had to slash $40,000 off the police department's budget. That brought it to $419,000 this year, down from $459,000 in 2006. Council also reduced the police department hours from 8.55 to 8.5 per day, which translates to a subtraction of 12 hours a year.