Ferrysburg City Council OKs motorized equipment resolution

Members of the Ferrysburg city council are hoping that voters will approve a new motorized equipment millage this November. City Council members unanimously passed a resolution on Monday for a ballot proposal that, if passed, would levy 0.5 mills for 10 years in order to replace the city's motorized equipment, said Craig Bessinger, Ferrysburg's city manager. These funds pay for snow plows and other Public Works Department vehicles, as well as fire trucks and the city's share of Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Department vehicle replacement costs.
Jordan Travis
Jun 24, 2011


Replacing these vehicles using the city’s general fund isn’t possible without making cuts elsewhere, Bessinger said. There is currently $520,000 left in the motorized equipment fund. Without a millage to replenish it, the fund will likely be exhausted by 2015, Bessinger said.

If passed, the millage would cost the owner of a property with a taxable value of $100,000 an additional $50 per year. The millage would take effect in 2012 and raise an estimated $78,600 in its first year, Bessinger said.

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