Eureka Township road millage renewed by voters

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 10:07 am on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

EUREKA TOWNSHIP — The residents of Eureka Township voted to renew the township’s road millage by 80 votes Tuesday.

A majority of 386 people voted to renew the millage, while 308 voted against the millage.

“I think it’s wonderful the township residents want to continue to improve the roads,” Eureka Township Supervisor Laura Shears said. “We as a township will continue to keep the roads repaired and continue to be one of the best in the county.”

Eureka Township Clerk Linda Ruwersma was also pleased the millage passed.

In precinct one, the township had 269 “yes” votes and 211 “no” votes, while in precinct two, there was 117 “yes votes and 97 “no” votes.

“We need it for our roads,” Ruwersma said. “I’m very pleased for the outcome.”

The 0.5 mill (or 50 cents per $1,000 of a home’s taxable value) is expected to bring in about $61,600 annually.

The millage is being renewed for road maintenance, repair and construction for the period of 2012 to 2017.
Shears said the township has been able to match the millage with money from the general fund, which allows the township to spend more money on the roads.

“I want to thank all the residents,” Shears said. “It will really help.”

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