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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