Source: Sherman Publications

Public hearing on tax increase

September 14, 2011

Independence Township is considering a tax increase for safety paths.

A public hearing on the proposed .2471-mill increase is 7:30 p.m., Sept. 20, Independence Township Hall, 6483 Waldon Center Drive.

“We’re just getting public input on it,” said Clerk Barbara Pallotta.

The safety-path millage was reduced in 2009 to balance increases in other millages, said Finance Director Susan Hendricks.

At current rates, .2023 mills, the township collects about $272,000 a year – $1,700 of which goes to the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority.

The increase would raise the safety-path millage to .4494 mill, increasing operating revenues by 122 percent from about $282,000 to $626,000.

The money would help finish safety path projects on Clintonville and Sashabaw roads and M-15.

– Trevor Keiser