Seniors get funds

Services aimed at helping aging community members just got a boost.
Krystle Wagner
Aug 6, 2014

 

Based on the unofficial election results, voters in Coopersville, Ferrysburg, Grand Haven and Spring Lake Township approved levies for 0.25 mill each for 10 years for North Ottawa County Council on Aging.

The money, which will be collected from 2015 through 2024, pays for services and activities at Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging that impacts 1,400 members and many other clients. The center offers Medicare/Medicaid assistance, prescription assistance, medical equipment loaners, housekeeping assistance, errands and meal preparation. The center also offers classes ranging from physical fitness to education.

Coopersville voters approved the levy with 264 votes in favor and 73 votes against the measure. The city will collect roughly $35,302 for the first year.

Voters in Ferrysburg approved the levy renewal with 322 votes in favor and 120 votes against. Next year, the millage will bring in about $39,600.

Grand Haven voters approved the levy with 789 “yes” votes to 245 “no” votes. The city will raise about $125,968 in 2015.

The millage in Spring Lake Township received 1,356 votes in favor and 507 votes against the millage. The township will collect about $173,077 next year.

The owner of a $100,000 taxable value home will pay roughly $25 annually.

Brigit Hassig, executive director of Four Pointes, said she is humbled by the percentage of support from the municipalities. Hassig said she’s pleased to have the ability to transfer the community’s support into human services.

“It’s something we will never take for granted,” she said.

Read the complete story in today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

 

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