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Alger – Burt Township/Grand Marais agreeable to millage requests

GRAND MARAIS — Two operating millage renewals were passed by Burt Township voters on Tuesday during Alger County’s primary election.

There were 150 total votes cast for each proposal.

A general operating millage levy of .25 mill for the Grand Marais Harbor passed with 106 votes in favor and 44 votes against. The increase in the tax limitation will be at 25 cents per $1,000 of taxable property value through 2022.

The money raised will be used for restoration and development of the harbor. In the first year, the millage is estimated to raise $12,900.

Meanwhile, a general operating millage levy of 3 mills for Burt Township improvements was also supported by voters, with 107 in favor and 43 votes against. The increase in the tax limitation will be at $3 per $1,000 of taxable property value through 2022.

The money will be used for providing general operation, construction, improvement and maintenance of cemetery, airport, streets, roads, sidewalks, street lighting, recreation and grass cutting. In the first year, the millage is estimated to raise $155,000.

Election results are not official until certified by the Alger County Board of Canvassers.

Amy Grigas can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 243. Her email address is agrigas@miningjournal.net.