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Fire And Police Service Millages Being Put To Voters In Superior And York Township

Aug 2, 2018

Voters in Superior and York Townships will have a couple of local tax issues on their ballots in the August 7 election.

Superior Township is asking voters to approve two separate millage proposals.

The first one would impose an increase of 2.75 mills on local property taxes to help pay for law enforcement services.

The other proposal would impose a levy of 3.5 mills to help pay for firefighting services.

Both proposals would last for four years and generate an estimated $1.75 million and $2.2 million respectively during their first year.

York Township is asking voters to renew its Police and Fire Public Safety Millage.

The current version of the millage generates 1.5 mills in local property taxes and expires this year.

The renewal proposal would keep the millage at its current level but would extend it another 5 years.

If it passes, it would raise an estimated $625,000 in the first year of the levy.

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— Taylor Pinson is a writer/reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org