Eureka Township Road Millage
• A half mill, $.50 per $1,000 of a home’s taxable value.
• Will raise money for road maintenance, repair and construction.
• Is expected to raise $61,600 annually.
• Is being renewed for the period of 2012 through 2017.
EUREKA TOWNSHIP — The Eureka Township road millage is up for renewal and will appear on Tuesday’s ballots.
The millage is being renewed for road maintenance, repair and construction for the period of 2012 to 2017.
Eureka Township Clerk Linda Ruwersma said the millage raises half the cost for upkeep of the roads. The other half comes out of the township’s general fund.
“It’s important to stress, this millage is a renewal,” Ruwersma said.
Because of the wording that is required, it sounds as if there will be an increase in the millage, however nothing will be different, she said.
The millage is a a half mill, $.50 per $1,000 of a home’s taxable value, and is expected to bring in about $61,600 annually.
The example in the ballot language shows a property with a taxable value of $50,000 would be taxed $25 annually.
“Upkeep of the roads is so expensive,” Ruwersma said. “This money helps take care of the roads.”
Eureka Township partners with the Montcalm County Road Commission to determine what roads need the up keeping, she said.
Randy Stearns, managing director of the Road Commission, said they meet with each township in the fall and when millages are up for renewal.
“We get an idea of what roads need to be fixed and give our thoughts on which ones needs improved,” Stearns said.
As of now, there are no major projects planned for the upcoming year in Eureka Township, he said.