Dexter Leader: Dexter Township millage would fund building of new substation for fire department
Residents in Dexter Township will have the opportunity to vote on a millage to build a permanent substation for the Dexter Area Fire Department in the Nov. 6 election, according to a story in the Dexter Leader.
Firefighters with the DAFD have been working out a temporary substation at 12088 N. Territorial Road in Dexter Township since January, reported the Leader.
The 1.00 millage — which equates to $1 for every taxable $1000 — would be levied for seven years and is predicted to raise $287,000 in its first year.
The exact phrasing of the proposal reads:
"Shall Dexter Township impose an increase of up to 1.00 mills ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for seven (7) years, 2012 through 2018 inclusive for the purpose of providing funds for the establishment and construction of a permanent fire substation in the township which 1.00 mill increase will raise an estimated $287,000.00 the first year the millage is levied."
Read the full story here.