LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote ‘yes’ for MEDWAY Anti-Drug levy

If you’ve been wondering what you can do to help get the scourge of drugs off your street, out of your community, and away from your children, there is a simple action you can take: Vote on November 3rd for the Medway Anti-Drug Levy.

The money raised by this .6 mill levy provides the funds to pay expenses and salaries of the men and women of the MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency who investigate how drugs are getting into the community, what outside bad actors are behind the sale and distribution of illegal drugs, and who is dealing locally.
They work through police departments in Wayne County, the Wayne County Sheriff and the FBI to apprehend these criminals. Importantly, the agency also sponsors prescription take back opportunities throughout the county, by means of drop boxes inside police stations so that unused medications are safely kept from being misused and abused.

As a member of Turning Point Coalition (whose service area includes Dalton Local, Green Local and Orrville City School Districts) I’m particularly aware of the importance of Medway’s education efforts with the coalitions throughout Wayne County, the schools, community service clubs, and other community groups.
If you watch Chicago PD or other ‘cop’ shows, you are aware that distribution of illegal drugs can also result in children being endangered and neglected—in such cases Medway coordinates with Children’s Services.
All residents, property owners or not, benefit from this property tax which is calculated as $.06 for every $100 of taxable value. A property in Wayne County with a market value of $100,000 and a taxable value of $35,000 would pay $21 a year.
For the health and well-being of our county and our children, vote yes for the MEDWAY Anti-Drug Levy.

Judy Kropf
Orrville

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