Fire department millage renewal to be decided on during November general election


Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 8, 2022

During the Nov. 8 general election, Huron Township residents will see a fire department millage renewal on the ballots.

This is a renewal of the existing operating millage.

Currently, the Huron Township Fire Department has funding for 30 fire personnel with three of those positions slated for full-time paramedics.

At least one paramedic is on duty within the township 24 hours a day and supplemented by part-time paramedics, part-time EMT’s, and/or part-time firefighters.

If the millage is passed by the voters, current fire coverages and staffing levels can be maintained.

“We are very fortunate to have a well-trained, dedicated, and professional group of men and women who never fail to be there when we need them the most. As a resident myself, I know that the biggest show of support I can give them is the ability to continue serving our community by supporting this millage renewal,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety. “I would encourage anyone with questions or concerns to contact me directly. Residents can stop in to talk at the police department, call me at 734-753-4400, or email me at erobbins@hurontwppd.us”

Here’s the ballot language:

FIRE MILLAGE RENEWAL

Shall the previous voted increase in the total tax rate limitation that may be imposed for all purposes upon property in the Charter Township of Huron, Wayne County, Michigan, as reduced to 1.9595 mills ($1.95 per $1,000 of taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at and increased up to the original voted 2.0051 mills ($2 per $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of twenty (20) years, the years 2023 to 2042, both inclusive, to provide funds for the operation and maintenance of the fire department; which levy will raise in the first year of the levy approximately $1,338,273. (THIS IS A RENEWAL OF FIRE MILLAGE PRESENTLY BEING LEVIED.)


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