Voters approve Levy for Sheriff's Office
June 3, 2020
Broadwater County voters narrowly approved Tuesday a levy for 39.93 mills to fund approximately $700,000 for the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office.
1,398 voters were in favor of the levy and 1,329 voted against.
According to County Attorney Cory Swanson, the levy will be limited to five years, and the funds can only be used for the Sheriff's Office and Public Safety budget.
"Broadwater County is in the middle of two competing forces, which have created a funding crisis for the Sheriff's Office. First, as we all know, the County is growing rapidly, particularly on the northern end and the s...