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Alger County voters decide millage requests

August 6, 2014
JUSTIN MARIETTI and JOHN PEPIN - Journal Staff Writers (jpepin@miningjournal.net) , Mining Journal

MUNISING - Voters in Alger County approved a countywide millage proposal seeking .5 mills for five years for a 9-1-1 emergency telephone dispatch Tuesday, while voters in AuTrain Township rejected a 1-mill request for general operations.

Several other millage requests in five of the county's nine townships were all approved.

The countywide dispatch measure received 879 yes votes and 339 no. The levy is expected to generate $180,349 during the first year of collection.

Included in township millage requests were:

The second AuTrain Township millage, 3 mills for five years for fire protection, was approved with 138 yes votes and 63 no votes. That levy, which is expected to generate an estimated $195,632, will renew a special tax levy of 3 mills that will expire with the 2014 tax collection.

- In Burt Township, there were also two millage requests. The first - to renew 3 mills for five years for general operations, construction, improvement and maintenance of cemetery, airport, streets, roads, sidewalks, street lighting, recreation and grass-cutting - was passed with 102 yes votes and 34 no votes.

The levy is expected to generate an estimated $143,500 the first year of collection.

Burt Township's second millage request is a renewal of .25 mills for five years for restoration and development of the Grand Marais Harbor, which passed with 104 yes votes and 32 no votes. An estimated $12,000 will be generated with the levy during the first year of collection.

-Grand Island Township also had two millage proposals for voters to decide. The first proposal, for general township operating purposes seeking 1.5 mills for four years, was approved with 16 yes votes and zero no votes. The levy is expected to collect about $6,500 the first year.

The second Grand Island Township proposal, which was seeking a 2-mill renewal for four years for fire protection services, also passed with 16 yes votes and zero no votes. The levy is expected to generate about $8,700 during the first year of collection. The millage will recover losses due to Headlee Tax Amendment rollbacks.

- Munising Township was seeking to renew 2 mills for five years for upgrading and maintenance of roads located within the township, and it was passed with 185 yes votes and 93 no votes. The levy is expected to generate an estimated $120,000 the first year.

- Voters in Rock River Township approved a 1-mill for six years for operations by a 94 yes votes and 73 no votes margin. The millage will also recover losses due to Headlee rollbacks.

Justin Marietti can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 245 and John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. Their email addresses are jmarietti@miningjournal.net and jpepin@miningjournal.net.

 
 

 

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