Taxes aren’t keeping up with the cost of emergency medical services in Amherst Township, and trustees there are asking voters to approve a 0.5-mill replacement.
Issue 35 would generate $61,540 per year to fund LifeCare Ambulance service under the Sandstone Ambulance District.
LifeCare provides two ambulances to cover the township, city of Amherst, and village of South Amherst. They are operated from the company’s bays on Park Avenue and dispatched via Lorain County 911.
Amherst and South Amherst firefighters also act as first responders.
The replacement would increase taxes to $17.50 per year for every $100,000 worth of property you own.
That’s an increase of $10.37 per year over the existing rate.
The levy was introduced in 1988 and renewed as a continuous measure in 1991. If voters support the replacement, it would generate $61,540 per year.