Preliminary vote totals show all levy issues likely to pass

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Preliminary election results show all four levy requests will pass with more than 60 percent of the vote.

The Monongalia County Urban Mass Transportation Authrotiy Levy was approved by 66.5 percent of voters and will provide $1,994,843 annually and $7,979,372 over the four year term.

The Fire Protection Levy was approved by more than 81 percent of voters and will collect $2,865,324 for 12 volunteer fire departments, the brush fire team, a hazardous response team and the Volunteer Fire Company Association. Fire departments served are Blacksville, Brookhaven, Cassville, Cheat Lake, Clinton District, Cool Springs, Granville, River Road, Star City, Triune-Halleck and Westover.

More than 72 percent of voters approved the Morgantown Public library System Levy that will produce $489,644 annually and $1,958,576 over the four year term. The system operates the Amettsville Public Library, Cheat Area Public Library, Clay Battelle Public library, Clinton District Public Library and the Aull Center.

The Parks, Trails and Recreation Levy was approved by more than 78 percent of voters and provides $1,051,828 for annual program funding and $4,207,312 over the four year term. Those funding items include operations, expenses and other capital improvements at Camp Muffly Park, Chestnut Ridge Park, Mason-Dixon Historical Park, Mon River and Deckers Creek Rail-Trails, WVU Botanic Garden, Westover Park Baseball Facilities, Cheat Lake and Laurel Point soccer fields and the Morgantown Ice Arena.