Marquette County township millages OK’d

MARQUETTE–Voters in six Marquette County townships approved 11 millage requests including general operating, recreation, police services and road millages according to preliminary election results provided by the Marquette County Clerk.

Negaunee Township An .85 mill millage for the operation and maintenance of the Negaunee Township Community Center passed 519 to 161. The 20-year millage is expected to generate $127,790 the first year it is levied.

Residents also approved a 20-year, 1.15-mill recreational facilities and programs millage by a vote of 502 to 175. It is expected to generate $172,893 in the first year levied.

Voters in Ewing Township approved a 4-year, 2-mill millage for road improvement, repairs and maintenance with a 30-12 vote. The millage is estimated to generate $18,827 its first year.

Forsyth Township voters passed three millages beginning with a police services millage renewal of 1 mill for seven years by a vote of 852 to 296. The millage will run from 2020 through 2026 inclusive, and will raise an estimated $183,518 its first year.

Voters also approved a 4.8923-mill general operating millage renewal with a vote of 781-361. The millage, tol be levied for a duration of seven years beginning in 2020, will raise an estimated $897,828.

In addition, voters passed a .4965-mill library services millage renewal 795 to 352. The millage, which will be levied for seven years beginning in 2020, will raise an estimated $91,117 its first year.

Ishpeming Township voters accepted a request to override an existing Headlee rollback of its road millage to increase the amount levied from the current .9720 mill to 1 mill for 10 years, beginning in 2018. The millage will raise an estimated $108,561 the first year levied.

Republic Township voters with 187-105 vote approved three millage requests starting with a 1-mill road millage renewal for five years spanning from 2019 to 2023. A new 1-mill road millage also passed 207-80. Each millage will be levied for five years from 2019 to 2023 and will raise a total estimated revenue of $119,244.

Voters also approved a 5-mill general operating millage in a 198-92 vote. The four-year renewal will span from 2018 to 2021 with an estimated $298,110 collected the first year.

Richmond Township voters accepted a request to override an existing Headlee rollback of its general operating millage to increase the amount levied from 1.9842 mills to 2 mills for 10 years from 2018 to 2027. The millage passed by a vote of 128 to 26 and will raise an estimated $36,953 the first year levied.

All election results are unofficial. They are expected to be verified by the Marquette County Board of Canvassers at 1 p.m. today.