Fort Shawnee residents are upset with the way the village government has handled itself and money. As a result, some residents have begun signing a petition to dissolve Fort Shawnee into Shawnee Township.
Letting the township take over the fire and police department, and providing mandatory trash pick up, over the years the village of Fort Shawnee has seen some changes. Now the residents look to make a change of their own.
Linda Moore has been a resident for 55 years, and she's fed up with the way things are going. Linda is anxious to sign the petition, as she believes since the township handled things years ago, they are definitely capable of doing it again.
While petition supporters encourage township control, Fort Shawnee City Council President Doug Harris says the financial situation isn't much better for the township. In fact, the township will start next year with a million dollar deficit, while Fort Shawnee looks to be back in the black by 2014.
The petition continues to circle and residents continue to sign it; however, some residents are weighing their options, avoiding any rash decisions.
If enough voters within the village sign the petition, the future of Fort Shawnee will be put on the ballot for the 2012 November election.
Council President Doug Harris advises all residents to do their research before signing the petition and making drastic changes.