Election Results: Three Levies In Hancock County Pass

11/8/17 – 5:01 A.M.

The McComb fire district, Mount Blanchard parks, and an Arlington-based EMS levy all passed Tuesday. The Northwest Hancock Joint Fire District received 10 more yes votes than no votes. The levy will generate more than $184,000 every year for fire protection in northwest Hancock County.

Mount Blanchard voters overwhelmingly approved a 2-mill, 5-year renewal levy for park and recreation services. 84 people voted in favor of the measure compared to 33 who did not. The levy generates more than $10,000 for the parks every year.

A five-year, .6 mill replacement levy for Appleseed EMS in Arlington passed by more than 500 votes. The Hancock County Auditor’s office expects the levy to raise more than $56,000 each year for EMS coverage in two villages and three townships.