Most millage proposals pass

Election Day

MARQUETTE — Most proposals on Marquette County’s ballot were passed by voters in Tuesday’s general election.

The Chocolay Township road improvement millage proposal passed with 1,175 votes for and 742 votes against. The proposal asked to levy a new millage of up to 1.7 mills on real and personal property in the township for up to 15 years, from 2017 to 2031.

The Humboldt Township road millage renewal also passed 108-37. The renewal is to levy .991 mill against all property in Humboldt Township at a rate of $.991 per $1,000 of taxable valuation of all property in the township for 10 years, from 2018 to 2027, all inclusive.

Failing with a 70-75 vote was a proposal for a Humboldt Township additional road millage. That millage would have levied 2.009 mills against all property at a rate of $2.009 per $1,000 of taxable valuation of all property in Humboldt Township for 10 years, from 2018 to 2027, all inclusive.

Passing with 607 “yes” votes to 245 “no” votes was the Negaunee Township road improvement program millage: an increase of up to 1.55 mills, or $1.55 per $1,000 of taxable value, in the tax limitation to be imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levied for 15 years.

The city of Negaunee Parks and Recreation millage renewal request passed 797-259. The request was for the continued operation of the city’s parks and recreation programs, to levy up to 1 mill, or $1 per $1000 of taxable value for 20 years, from 2017 to 2036, both years inclusive, to be levied Dec. 1.

The city of Negaunee capital equipment millage renewal request easily passed with a 838-219 vote. The request was for the purchase and extending the life of equipment for the police, fire and public works departments, to levy up to 1.5 mills, or $1.50 per $1,000 of taxable value, for five years, from 2017 to 2021, both years inclusive.

Christie Bleck can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250. Her email address is cbleck@miningjournal .net.