The Castalia Police Department will now be able to continue the level of service they believe the area needs.
The 2-mill police department levy on Tuesday's ballot was approved with 150 votes in favor of the levy and 140 votes against the levy, according to unofficial results from the Erie County Board of Elections.
Castalia police Chief Ken Majoy said he's grateful to voters who are still approving levies in tough economic times.
"I just wanted to thank all of the people that supported us," he said. "We know how hard it is to pass a levy so we really appreciate their support. And we will work toward making the village a safe place as before."
The levy will allow the police department to maintain 24-hour police coverage for the area, a service that likely would have been eliminated if the levy failed.
"It just shows that the people understand that we do a real community service protecting them and keeping them safe, and we appreciate the vote of confidence," Majoy said.
The levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $62 a year or $5 a month.