BROOKFIELD - Township trustees voted Saturday morning to move forward with placing a 1-mill levy on the fall ballot for the township's safety forces.
Trustees will meet again at 6 p.m. Monday to continue discussions.
The levy is expected to generate $125,000 and will raise money for equipment, maintenance and other supplies for the police and fire departments, said Trustee J. Phillip Schmidt.
Schmidt said the levy was written in such a way that the money will not be allowed to be used for salaries.
Fellow Trustee Ron Haun said, "We also want to be specific enough, so that this money stays where it needs to go, so there is some more control in the budget."
Schmidt said he voted against the levy because he does not want to tie the hands of future boards on how the money should be spent. He said those decisions should be made when the township decides on its budget.
The levy is needed because of cuts by the state to the local government fund, Schmidt said.