One of two Amelia police levies fails at polls

Village of Amelia residents will continue to see limited police coverage after a 7 mill replacement levy expected to raise $145,000 annually was voted down by eight votes Tuesday night.

A 3 mill renewal levy expected to raise about $23,000 for the police department passed.

“Naturally we are disappointed,” Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington said. “We will continue to have concerns for public safety and officer safety in the village.”