The millage will add a nearly 1-mill levy to property taxes for five years and expand Harbor Transit bus service into the township, as well as support road maintenance. The unofficial tally shows the proposal passed 1,060 to 739.
The total 0.95-mill transportation tax will include about 0.45 mill for the Harbor Transit expansion, as well as provide funds — about 0.5 mill — to repair, construct or reconstruct roads, bridges or drainage structures. This equates to about $95 per year for a home with a taxable value of $100,000, according to Township Manager Bill Cargo.
Currently, Harbor Transit services the cities of Grand Haven and Ferrysburg and Spring Lake Village. It has separate contracts for Meijer and Timberview Apartments in the township.
Harbor Transit Director Tom Manderscheid said the expansion will require adding 10 jobs to the bus service.
More details on this story will be published in Wednesday's Tribune.