Marquette County millage renewals on ballot

MARQUETTE — Proposals for renewal of several Marquette County-wide millages will appear on the Aug. 7 ballot.

The proposals include a millage to fund services for senior citizens, a millage for Marquette County Search and Rescue and Technical Rescue Unit programs and a millage for Marquette County Central Dispatch’s enhanced 911 emergency telephone system.

County Proposal A will “allow Marquette County to continue to provide services to senior citizens by renewing the .4474 mills approved by voters in 2012,” according to county documents.

The millage would allow Marquette County to levy up to .4474 mill, or about 45 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, for six years, from 2018 through 2023, both years inclusive, on all taxable property within Marquette County. The levy would raise roughly $1.01 million over the first year of the millage, county documents state.

County Proposal B will “allow Marquette County to continue to provide Search and Rescue and Technical Rescue Services by renewing the .1525 mills, approved by voters in 2012,” according to county documents.

The levy of .1525 mill, or 15 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, would run from 2018 to 2023, both years inclusive, on all taxable property within Marquette County. It would raise nearly $345,000 during the first year of the millage, county documents state.

County Proposal C pertains to central dispatch’s enhanced 911 emergency telephone system. If approved, the county would “continue to operate the 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Telephone System by renewing the .4970 mills approved by voters in 2012,” county documents state. The millage would allow Marquette County to levy up to .4970 mill, or 49.7 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, from 2018 to 2023, both years inclusive, on all taxable properly within Marquette County. The levy would raise about $1.12 million in the first year of the millage, county documents state.

Cecilia Brown can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 248.