Negaunee City Council to consider placing millage renewals on November ballot

The jungle gym at Miners Park in Negaunee is shown. The Negaunee City Council tonight will consider ballot language to renew 1 mill for 20 years. The millage is expected to fund the continued operation of the city’s parks and recreation programs. (Journal file photo)

MARQUETTE — The Negaunee City Council will consider ballot language for two millage renewals at its regular meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Negaunee Senior Center.

The council will review the existing language and approve as the council deems necessary for the city’s capital equipment millage and parks and recreation millage, which are both set to expire in December.

According to an agenda supplement, the parks and recreation millage will allow the city to extend a 1.5-mill levy to purchase and extend the life of equipment for the police, fire and public works departments.

The millage, if approved, would be levied for a period of five years beginning Dec. 1 and is expected to raise about $153,300 in the first year.

The city’s existing 1 mill parks and recreation millage, if approved, would be extended for 20 years.

If approved, the millage would be levied Dec. 1 and is expected to generate about $102,200 the first year.

Millage language must be submitted to the Marquette County Clerk’s Office by 4 p.m. Tuesday to appear on the Nov. 7 general election ballot.

The council will also consider spending $9,250 for repairs to the boiler at the city’s fire hall.

The boiler system at the fire hall failed last winter and Dressler Mechanical Inc. provided emergency repairs that took two days, according to an agenda supplement.

“The rebuild associated with the repair needs to be completed and the cost of the emergency repair need to be paid,” city documents state.

Lisa Bowers can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242.