Lake Lotawana backs property tax increase for police

Residents of Lake Lotawana approved a property tax increase to benefit the community’s police department, with 52 percent of voters supporting the measure.

The hike will double the current levy from 23 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to 46 cents. The additional revenue is expected to be used for an additional police officer as well as for vehicles and other equipment.

A simple majority had been required.