Stanton City Commission opposed to Montcalm Alliance millage proposal

By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 4:25 pm on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

STANTON — At least one local government body is against the Montcalm Alliance’s proposed countywide millage to fund joining forces with The Right Place.

The Stanton City Commission voted 6-1 in favor of a resolution in opposition to the Montcalm Alliance’s proposal to have the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners vote to enact a countywide millage using Public Act 88.

Stanton Mayor Monica Tissue-Daws and city commissioners Ken Burris, Lew Corwin, Krista King, Larry Petersen and Karl Yoder all voted in favor of the resolution on Nov. 26. City Commissioner John Kroneck was the lone “no” vote.

The resolution reads as follows:

• The city commission believes less regulation and low taxes is the only way for strong, longterm and sustainable economic development and job creation to take place.

• The city commission believes our private employers, job creators and entrepreneurs know how to invest and grow their businesses better than any government agency or government program.

• The city commission supports economic growth by creating a conducive environment for free people, free markets and free enterprise to flourish via low tax environment, less regulation and without the interference of government.

• Be it resolved that it is the desire of the city commission to voice on behalf of our residents’ opposition to the Public Act 88 proposal request from the Montcalm Alliance and ask the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners vote down this request for higher taxes.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners will officially vote on the millage proposal at the full board meeting, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

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