Shutting down the Perkins police department

Every job at the police department now depends upon the levy's approval.
Andy Ouriel
Mar 21, 2013

"This levy is important for the safety of your community and the safety of our officers," Perkins police Chief Ken Klamar said.

Without new money, the department would be gutted — all 17 full-time officers, commanders, and a detective.

"We are a proud township and we deserve a police department," said township resident Baranda Adams, wife of Perkins police Officer Brent Adams.

Read a Q&A in today's Register about township finances and the plan to slim down if voters defeat the tax levy on the May ballot. Click here to subscribe to the ePaper, for home delivery or buy a Register at a newsstand near you every day.  

Perkins police replacement levy proposal

MILLAGE: 5.5

LENGTH: Five years through 2018.

• WOULD GENERATE: $1.9 million a year, up from $1 million the department presently gets.

COST: Annual cost to owner of $100,000 home equals $168.44

USE: To fund daily police operations, including patrols, investigations and other related services.

Read a Q&A in today's Register about township finances and the plan to slim down if voters defeat the tax levy on the May ballot. Click here to subscribe to the ePaper, for home delivery or buy a Register at a newsstand near you every day. 

 

 

Comments

goodtime1212

This is a new levy for the PD. NONE of the money from the police levy can go into the general fund, that is in the ORC. The new Township hall is paid for, half is the PD. the other half is the township offices, the back part is the road dept. I dont agree with the way things worked out with a new bldg. then asking for money. The way I understand it, ( have talked to the trusties ) no General fund money was used to build the new building. Unlike the schools who went to the voters for a new school and we told them NO. Then moved money around to fund the new school, and now say they need it back to operate.

Cowboy

Ok? Then where did the money for the safety department go? Did it just magically disappear?

samiam

No, it didn't magically disappear. The state cut funds to the township by about $1 million. That basically funded the PPD. Seriously, if you have questions, call Chief Klamar or one of the trustees. They would be more than glad to address any questions and concerns that you have. Or send them an email. Their email addresses are posted on the township website: http://www.perkinstownshipohio.c...

Cowboy

I don't need to call any of these folks to see that someone is pulling the wool over my eyes! But you go ahead and go talk to them and make sure to drink from the kool aid on the way in.

Eph 2 8-10

Are they taking a play out of Obama's playbook? Threaten the people? Come on folks, grow up! Let's reason together and hear some VALID reasons why the voters should say yes--not threats. Tell us the who, what, where, when, why, and how...... OK? Please.....

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BW1

Simple - it's a tax you're already paying, but it will increase slightly to make up for money the state is not providing (but the state is also cutting income taxes.) The levy which currently funds the police is expiring, and this is the replacement. If the expiring levy isn't replaced, then all EXISTING funding for the police department ends, just like, if you don't renew your insurance, coverage ends.

It's truly astounding how many voters don't know the difference between a fixed term and a permanent levy, or between a new and a replacement/renewal levy, or between inside and outside millage. If you refuse to educate yourself, you ethically have no business voting.

Brainiac2007

Everyone has their hands out wanting money! Bottom line is the working people are sick of handing money away to waste! If money is going to be wasted at least allow us to be the ones to WASTE it on buying something for ourselves. So sick of everyone thinking the community OWES them something and threaten all kind of jazz to scare people into agreeing! The school system is going to lay off people but they will be rehired right before the next school year....watch and see :) Yep school board you have some leaks! I feel the same about the police department as I do about the schools. The PPD could afford NEWS SUVS to drive around our little township, so if you can fuel those things 3 or 4 times a day you don't need the communities handouts! This world has gone to heII in a handbasket and sure isn't going to get any better!

Dont Worry Be Happy

Cowboy....brainiac...or any of you that are negative about the PPD...do you go to any of the TWP meetings??? I doubt it because there's usually a whole 2 people that show up for the meetings besides a few regulars. So just curious to how many of you come up with all these answers because what many of you are saying are not that answers that I have gotten ftom Chief Klamar . Brainic, Just curious to how you came up with filling up the suv's 3 or 4 times a day, did you see the gas log book?

This is a REPLACEMENT LEVY.....meaning 5 years ago the people of the TWP voted in a 2.7 mil levy which is going to expire at the end of the year. But because government funding for the TWP was cut one mil they have to ask the people of the TWP to help with that funding to keep the same quality of police services going.

I for one like the service that the PPD has to offer I feel very safe in this community.... VOTE YES !!

And people please call and get the real facts.

Cowboy

Again, I don't need to call any of these folks to see that someone is pulling the wool over my eyes! But you go ahead and go talk to them and make sure to drink from the kool aid on the way in.

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BW1

Your refusal to address the facts he posted shows the only one pulling wool over your eyes is you.

wetsu

No mention of King Kasich and his massive cuts coming home to roost in your fair township? The governor knows best where to send your money. Perhaps it's time to place part of the responsibility where it belongs.

Darwin's choice

Have some of the ever driving around Homeland Security officers patrol perkins. If you can get them away from the sandusky and huron boat ramps long enough! Gotta keep them canadiens away......

Cowboy

Great idea!

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BW1

More ignorance - federal officers can only enforce federal laws.

Darwin's choice
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BW1

That speaks about training and other resources DHS makes available to state and local law enforcement. It doesn't mention DHS personnel enforcing local laws.

Dont Worry Be Happy

Cowboy since you have all the answers and are college educated and sick of being taxed why don't you run for TWP trustee????

Cowboy

And put up with morons? No way!

Hmmm...

There's the problem. The generalized assumption that all who run for office are morons and those who just sit at home and complain arn't. There are some very good people who care about our commuinty who run for office to make a difference. They need our support and our input. That is why we go to the meetings - to hear, to discuss and to give our input. And to make sure we elect people who want to do more than just complain.

Cowboy

Cry me a river! Pleeeeeeease!!!

wiredmama222

I doubt if before too long, Perkins and Sandusky do become one place. Economically it would be for the best just to end the economic striff of both places and that wouldn't be all bad despite what many think.

Electing people from both places to make the decisions of the newly formed combined area (and newly named) would be a great benefit to the combination. I liked the idea of a credit check for the people running...if they can't run their own finances they certainly shouldn't be trying to run a city.

Combining and centrally locating fire and police isn't a bad idea either any more than going after the dead beats who owe taxes up the chocolate whiz wang is. If you owe it, pay it or lose your property to someone who will pay it gladly. Most states allow that anyway....you can lose your property to a person on a tax sale if you are more than two years behind on taxes. That's your own fault.

Things don't always have to be negative, some "mergers" can be for the good of all and in these terrible times, this type can be more beneficial to everyone. Sharing the costs can be a great big help to everyone: police and fire. It may even be possible to hire a few more guys if need be and having two police chiefs isn't all bad either. Especially if they can work together to get things done correctly. (like co captains on a team).

So don't think so negatively about everything. It isn't a contest where one is better than the other. That isn't always the case.

Remember too....Perkins BOE is considering a new school. With a merger of the two cities, you may not need it. Sandusky High is pretty big. Under the new name, maybe they won't need to build a new one. Just imagine how great it would be on all the taxes not going up for THAT expense. There are some great options for a junior high as well. Fix and repair is less than building a new school too.

And combining or electing a new school board is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to fixing what ailes the bad parts of a dissatisfied community about present school board woes. Doesn't it?

Just saying.

Cowboy

You will see a mass exodus from Perkins if Sandusky and Perkins decide to become one. There is a reason people chose to live in Perkins over Sandusky! Mark my words, Perkins would turn into another rental community, just like Sandusky, because people would not be able to sell their houses. Just make sure to give us plenty of advance notice if this is going to happen because the realtors will need to have a lot more for sale signs made up.

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BW1

That's the first intelligent thing you've said in this forum.

Wiredmama, once again your failure to grasp reality astounds. Merging with Sandusky would destroy Perkins.

deertracker

Leave! Who cares? The delinquent taxes are probably owed by those that live in Perkins but own "rental" property in Sandusky so exit, sell your home and rental property. Bye!

sorryhog

Let's face it, people can't keep paying more and more taxes.
Why bust their buts working, and have nothing left, after taxes?

Dont Worry Be Happy

PEOPLE WE ARE ALREADY PAYING ON A LEVY

IT IS GOING TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF THIS YEAR

THEY ADDED TO THE ADDITIONAL LEVY BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT FUNDING WAS TAKEN AWAY

SO IN ORDER TO KEEP THE SAME AMOUNT OF GREAT POLICING SERVICE THEY HAD TO ASK FOR A FEW MORE DOLLARS

THIS LEVY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BUILDING THAT WAS BUILT THE TWP WAS STILL GOING TO NEED MONEY TO KEEP PATROLING

AS FAR AS THE FANCY CARS THE PPD ARE DRIVING AROUND...THEY WERE CHEAPER THAN THE OTHERS THE TWP USED TO DRIVE

MERGING WITH SANDUSKY...SANDUSKY OFFICER MAKE A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN PERKINS OFFICERS SO MEANING YOU STILL HAVE TO HIRING MORE OFFICERS TO HELP PATROL WHICH MEANS SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY NEEDED SO WHERE WOULD THAT MONEY COME FROM...YOU

LETTING SHERIFFS OFFICE TAKE OVER...THEY MAKE MORE THAN PERKINS BUT WOULD STILL HAVE TO HIRER MORE OFFICERS AND WHERE DO YOU THINK THAT MONEY WILL COME FROM YOU GUESSED THE RESIDENTS OF THE TWP

I FOR ONE CAN NOT IMAGINE NO POLICE HERE IN THE TWP NOTHING WILL BE SAFE. THE PERKINS POLICE HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE THEY POST MANY THINGS ON THERE THAT ARE HAPPNING IN THE TWP THAT WE ARE NOT AWARE OF TRUST ME ITS SOME SCARY STUFF CHECK IT OUT

I KNOW TIMES ARE TOUGH BUT I FOR ONE BELIEVE IF WE DONT HAVE POLICE PATROLING OUR TWP ITS GOING TO GET ALOT WORSE, THINK ABOUT IT.

Cowboy

WE DON'T KNOW WHY YOU ARE YELLING! THAT WILL NOT CHANGE A THING! WE ARE STILL VOTING NO! SOMEONE NEEDS TO FIND MORE FUNDING BUT IT AIN'T COMING FROM US SISTA! WE ALL HAVE GUNS AND CAN PROTECT OUR OWN! THIS JUST MEANS THAT WE WON'T GET PULLED OVER FOR STUPID CRAP NOW!

Dont Worry Be Happy

IM NOT YELLING JUST TRYING TO GET PEOPLES ATTENTION AND IT WORKED JUST WISH IT WAS SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOU THAT WROTE BACK, LOL.

WELL ATLEAST NOW WE SEE WHAT YOUR PROBLEM IS WITHE THE POLICE. YOU HAVE BEEN PULLED OVER ETC AND NOW YOU HATE THEM SAME OLE SOB STORY WITH EVERYONE ELSE OUT THERE THATS BEEN PULLED OVER POOR COWBOY, LOL.

YOU CRACK ME UP.

Cowboy

DON'T PUT WORDS IN MY MOUTH SISTA! I NEVER SAID I HATE THE POPO! YOU NEED TO TAKE SOME MORE REMEDIAL READING LESSONS!

Dont Worry Be Happy

;) lol

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