Many millage proposals pass Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Beyond approving several millages related to the Peter White Public Library, voters passed many other local proposals Tuesday.

The proposals and the vote totals are:

≤ Forsyth Township: an increase of up to 1.6 mills, to be levied from 2018-27, for road improvements. The proposal passed 1,469-1,028.

≤ Humboldt Township: an increase not to exceed $2.009 per $1,000 of taxable value of all township property for 2019-28 to finance additional maintenance and improvements to the primary (numbered) and secondary (lettered) road system within township limits. Voters approved the proposal 146-93.

≤ Marquette Township: an increase not to exceed .6 mill for 2018-23 to replace aging fire trucks and apparatus. The measure passed 1,472-666.

≤ Marquette Township: an increase not to exceed .4 mill for 2018-23 to provide partial payment for supplemental law enforcement and patrol coverage within the township over and above basics otherwise covered by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The proposal, which passed 1,343-794, will go into effect when the contract with the sheriff’s office expires on Dec. 31.

≤ Negaunee Township: a renewal of 1 mill for 2019-28 for the maintenance and improvement of county roads within the township, .9692 mill of which is a renewal of the millage that expired with the 2018 tax levy and .0308 mill of which is a restoration of the millage that had been reduced by the Michigan Constitution of 1963. Voters passed the proposal 1,216-361.

≤ Wells Township: a renewal of 1.4904 mills for 2019-26 to be used for general operating expenses. The proposal passed 65-36.

≤ City of Negaunee: allowing Section 6.2 of the Negaunee City Charter to be amended to delete the current requirement that the city manager have previous experience in that position. Instead it would provide the city manager to be hired based on the candidate’s executive and administrative qualifications. The measure passed 1,641-341.

≤ Wells Township: an operating millage renewal proposal exempting principal residence and other property be exempted by law, 19.2 mills for 10 years.

A mill is $1 on each $1,000 of taxable property value.

Christie Bleck can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250.


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