Millage proposals to be decided
MARQUETTE — A variety of millage proposals will be on the Aug. 4 ballot.
Voters will be asked to renew the operating millage of 2.5 mills for five years, from 2021-2025, for all township purposes. The millage is estimated to generate $220,300 in the first year.
Voters will be asked if the expired previous voted increase of .8973 mills, reduced to .8286 by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at up to .8286 mills and levied for 2021-2024 for continued operations or providing services to township residents. The renewal would raise an estimated $69,900 in the first year.
Also on the ballot will be the question of whether the previous expired previous voted increase of 1 mills, reduced to .9998 mills by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at up to .9998 mills and levied for 2021-23 to provide library services by the Peter White Public Library for township residents. It’s estimated the renewal would raise $84,300 in the first year.
For library services, voters will be asked to renew an ad valorem tax levy not to exceed 1 mill for 2020-23, with the millage estimated to generate $27,000 in the first year.
A proposition to approve the 1-mill renewal for improvement of county roads in the township will be on the ballot. The millage, which would be levied for 2020-24, is estimated to raise $27,000 in the first year.
There also is a road improvement millage on the ballot for Tilden Township. Voters will be asked to impose an increase of 1 mill for 2020-24 to provide for the maintenance and improvement of county roads within the township to raise approximately $34,000 in the first year.
Also on the ballot will be a proposition to provide funds for the continuing operations and capital purchases of Marq-Tran in Marquette County.
Voters will be asked if the total amount of ad valorem taxes collected be renewed at and increased up to the previously authorized .6 mill, of which .5911 mill is a renewal of the previously authorized millage and .0089 mill is an additional new millage, for 2020-26.
Taxes collected in the first year would amount to about $1.46 million.