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Fire Department Question On Ballot In Ypsilanti Township On Tuesday, May 8th

May 4, 2018

Voters in Ypsilanti Township will be among those hitting the ballot boxes next Tuesday, May 8th.  As WEMU's Taylor Pinson reports, the township is asking voters to approve a new millage on to help pay for the community's fire department.


The proposal would raise property taxes by .5 mills to help pay for new fire trucks, equipment, and other maintenance costs.

Brenda Stumbo is the township's supervisor.  She says if it passes, it will provide a significant boost to the department's funding.

"It will give an estimated $600,000 a year for five years, so that’ll be $3 million." 

Stumbo says the township had been using its general fund to pay for the fire department, but that is simply no longer sustainable.

There is also a special election to fill a vacancy on the Ypsilanti Township Parks Commission

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— Taylor Pinson is a writer/reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org