“Over the past five years, because of the Headlee Constitutional Amendment, it has rolled back incrementally — a total of 0.0066 mill, which is about two-thirds of a penny,” Township Manager Bill Cargo said of the fire/rescue millage. “That means, for every $1,000 of assessed value that somebody has, their fire/rescue millage bill will increase by one penny.”
If renewed in the August election, a home with a taxable value of $100,000 would have an increase of about 66 cents, according to Cargo.
The millage is expected to raise $882,960 in the first year for the Fire/Rescue Department’s operational budget, Cargo said. However, because assessed home values in the township vary from year to year — affecting the taxable values — township officials cannot predict the millage’s funds in the latter two years.