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June 22, 2011 - Clarkston City Council voted unanimously to reduce its debt service millage.

The city reduced the millage from 5.4173 mills to 4.7034, a difference of .7139 mills. For a home or other property with a taxable value of $100,000, savings will be $71.39 for the 2011 tax year.

City Manager Dennis Ritter opposed the idea.

"This is a very imprudent action by the council without proper research as to the long term impact," Ritter said.

The action was worth it, said Councilman Richard Bisio.

"For most homeowners it would not be great, but $100 is $100 and I'd rather have that in my pocket than in someone else's," Bisio said.

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