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Springfield Township proposing $5.9 million budget



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December 14, 2011 - Springfield Township is set to maintain police, fire, parks, and other services through 2012, but may need a police millage next year.

"We anticipate a decrease in taxable value based on historical trends with current services, it won't last long," said township Supervisor Collin Walls. "We obviously have to do something."

The board will consider millage options in January.

The board approved a $5.9 million budget, including $2.06 million general fund and $1.59 million police budget. The budget includes a transfer of about $268,000 from fund balance reserves. If a millage is not approved, more than $300,000 would have to be transferred to maintain services.

The budget also includes $716,500 for the township fire department, $578,176 for parks and recreation, $269,100 Lake Improvement Fund, $129,900 Cable TV Fund, $371,000 Civic Center Debt Fund, and $70,700 Building Department Fund.

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