Winfield wants police department but does not want to raise taxes to pay for it

The village of Winfield has a small local police department that employs 19 people.  However, because of the costs the town has considered outsourcing police services.  Tuesday voters in Winfield were asked to approve a property tax increase to pay for the local police department.  More than a majority of voters said no to the tax hike; however, almost 88% of those same voters stated they wanted to keep the local police department.

For more see, “Winfield Winfield voters say ‘yes’ to police, ‘no’ to taxes.”