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Posted on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 7:33 p.m.

Residents to vote on Chelsea Area Fire Authority millage renewal

By Julie Baker

Voters in the city of Chelsea, and Lima, Lyndon and Sylvan townships, will decide Nov. 6 whether to support a 1.80 millage renewal for the Chelsea Area Fire Authority, the Chelsea Standard reported.

Funds generated by the millage renewal will be used for operational expenses and equipping the authority, according to the report.

In 2009, 55 percent of voters in the fire authority coverage area supported the millage, which expires next year, the Standard said.

Read the full text of the ballot proposal below:

Shall the Chelsea Area Fire Authority, County of Washtenaw, Michigan, renew the previously voted increase in tax limitation in an amount not to exceed 1.80 mills ($1.80 on each $1,000 dollars of taxable value) against all taxable real and tangible personal property within the limits of the Chelsea Area Fire authority for a period of five (5) years, 2014 to 2018 inclusive, to provide funds for all purposes authorized by statute, including operating and equipping the Chelsea Area Fire Authority; and shall the Chelsea Area Fire Authority levy such millage for said purpose? The estimate of the revenue the Chelsea Area Fire Authority will collect if 1.80 mills is approved and levied by the Chelsea Area Fire Authority in the 2014 calendar year is approximately $1,260,000. By law, the Chelsea Downtown Development Authority will receive a portion of the mills collected from the Chelsea Downtown Development Authority District only.

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Brian Kuehn

Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 11:37 p.m.

No new ta ... oh ... wait ... I don't live in Chelsea and it is a renewal. Never mind.