MARQUETTE - Marquette County voters will decide three county-wide millage proposals during the Aug. 7 primary election.
Each of the measures would restore tax levies first approved by voters in 2006. The millage requests would provide funding to support senior services, search and rescue and 911 emergency dispatch. Collection for each of the proposals would extend from six years, from 2012 through 2017.
Proposal A is for senior services and seeks to restore .4474 mills. The millage would include renewal of .4376 mills and an increase of .0098 mills. The levy would be expected to generate about $968,205 during the first year of collection.
Proposal B seeks funding for Marquette County search and rescue and technical rescue unit programs.
The initiative would allow for the continued operation of Marquette County Sheriff's Search and Rescue and Technical Rescue Unit 131 programs.
If approved, the millage would restore .1525 mills. The levy would include renewal of .1491 mills and an increase of .0034 mills. An estimated $330,021 would be generated during the first year.
Proposal C would allow continued operation of the county's 911 emergency dispatch telephone system and would restore .4970 mills. The proposal includes a renewal of .4862 mills and an increase of .0108 mills.
The levy would be expected to generate about $1,075,543 the first year.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. election day.
John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.