Your Mifflin Township Firefighters, Paramedics, and Dispatchers are continuing to work around the clock to be prepared for, and respond to, COVID-19 and any other emergencies in Gahanna and Mifflin Township. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we stand ready to protect our community and the folks who live, work, and play here. We always have been, and always will be, here for you. But now, we need you to be there for us.
The in-person voting portion of the March 2020 primary election was cancelled by Governor DeWine and Secretary of State LaRose in consideration of COVID-19. But, voting by absentee ballot continues. Those who voted in person at the Franklin County Board of Election prior to the COVID-19 outbreak will also have their votes counted.
Issue 17 remains on the ballot. This is the Mifflin Township Fire/EMS levy. Mifflin Township Fire Chief Dr. Fred Kauser interviewed with This Week to discuss the reasoning for this 0.6 mil levy. Issue 17 would allow for repair to our fire stations, and more appropriately budget for fire truck and medic unit purchases, while increasing budgetary transparency.
The last levy Mifflin Township Fire sought was in 2011. Issue 17 is meant to extend the funds from that levy an additional two years, which is beyond the initially projected lifespan of the 2011 levy.
We will always be ready when called upon for any emergency. Our hope is that Issue 17 will provide the ability to maintain and improve our current level of service to Mifflin Township, Gahanna, and the neighboring communities we serve.
Information on obtaining an absentee ballot can be obtained from the Franklin County Board of Elections. Absentee ballots should be postmarked by April 27th.