When you dial 911, you expect police to be there right away. But the Ontwa Township-Edwardsburg police chief worries that might not happen if voters are confused by two questions about the department on next week's primary ballot.
- One millage question asks voters to renew a proposition that expired in 2011. That taxpayer money already helps keep the Ontwa Township-Edwardsburg Police Department running and officers on the roads, but that millage renewal lost by 13 votes on the May ballot.
- A second millage question is asking voters to approve a new proposition that would increase taxes for the next four years. That additional money would help fill at least one position lost about a year ago when two police department employees lost their jobs and all officers on the department took a 10 percent pay cut due to budget issues.
Voters in Ontwa Twp and Edwardsburg have no doubt seen the signs alongside the road in southern Cass County.