The budget will decide whether trustees allow Perkins Police to replace officers leaving the department for higher paying jobs.
Six months into the township's budget, Board of Trustees Chairman Tim Coleman said taking a long hard look at the numbers is necessary before the board decides if they'll hire officers or buy new patrol cars.
It doesn't look good for the township's finances if levies fail for the fire department and the general operating fund levy, Coleman said, explaining that the township could lose $2.4 million if voters don't support them.
Perkins Police Chief Tim McClung told trustees if they don't hire new full-time officers the department will need an increased budget for part-time officers and an increased overtime budget for full-time officers.
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