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Three Millages Up For Renewal In Three Washtenaw County Townships

Jul 28, 2016

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Three Washtenaw County townships will be voting on three separate millage issues next week.  


On the August 2 primary ballot are millage issues in Ann Arbor Township, Augusta Township, and Saline Township.   

Ann Arbor Township residents will be deciding a public safety millage "renewal" of up to 3.98 mills for police and fire protection.  If approved, the millage would be renewed for another five years and raise over $2 million in the 2017 calendar year.

In Augusta Township, voters will decide on a 0.1 mill increase to preserve farmland, open space, wildlife habitat, and scenic views.  The millage would also protect drinking water sources and the water quality of rivers and streams. If approved in the August 2 primary, the millage would be levied for the next ten years and would raise over $20,000 in 2016.

Voters in Saline Township are being asked to renew a one mil tax for road maintenance over the next four years.  The millage would be in effect for four years, 2017 through and including 2020, and would raise over $84,000 in the first year the millage is levied.

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