The Marquette Township Board unanimously approved a millage question regarding a tax levy to fix township roads to be included on the November 4 ballot for Marquette Township. To educate the public on the millage, the township is holding a series of workshops to engage its citizens. If passed, the millage would take effect on January 1, 2015.
“We look forward to meeting with our residents in order to answer their questions and provide them with the information they need to make an informed decision regarding the proposed Marquette Township Local Roads Rehabilitation Millage,” Marquette Township Planner Jason McCarthy said.
The net increase between the current levy and proposed levy is .65 mil or $65 for every $100,000 of taxable value, according to an email from McCarthy.
According to the original press release, only 20 percent of township roads are rated as “good.” The township does not own any of their own roads, but rather owned by the Marquette County Road Commission.
Road quality in Marquette Township has been a discussion point for years and is one of the most noticeable differences between Marquette city proper and the township. But business growth has been on the rise in the township and infrastructure improvements are always needed in growing areas.
All workshops will be at the Marquette Township Hall, located at 1000 Commerce Road.
September Road Millage Workshop:
Monday, September 8th 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, September 10th 6-7 p.m.
Monday, September 15th 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, September 17th 6-7 p.m.
Monday, September 22nd 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, September 24th 6-7 p.m.
Monday, September 29th 12-1 p.m.
October Road Millage Workshops:
Wednesday, October 1st 6-7 p.m.
Monday, October 6th 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, October 8th 6-7 p.m.
Monday, October 13th 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15th 6-7 p.m.
Monday, October 20th 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, October 22nd 6-7 p.m.
Monday, October 27th 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29th 6-7 p.m.