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Chesterfield Police to Hold Meeting About Millage

The township Police Department will discuss the tax proposal Wednesday night.

Chesterfield Police to Hold Meeting About Millage

Chesterfield Township police will host an informative meeting Wednesday about the tax proposal on the November ballot.

The public is welcome at 7 p.m. at Anchor Bay Middle School South in Chesterfield Township. During that time, department officials will talk about the proposed millage going before voters during the general election.

The police department currently collects 5 mills that do not require renewal. Residents will be asked to approve another 2.5 mills that would be collected annually in perpetuity.

Also, on the ballot is a tax renewal and increase proposal for fire.

The fire department will ask voters to renew the existing mills, along with a .75 mill increase. The additional .75 mills will be added to the previously collected 2 mills for operations. The previously collected .5 mills for equipment will be also be on the ballot for renewal. If approved, the tax collection would be in effect for 20 years.

That means residents who own a house with a market value of $150,000 would pay a total of $243.75 extra annually if the police and fire taxes are approved, township officials said.

Two informative meetings about the fire proposals will be held this month, at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and Oct. 25, at Fire Station #3, 33991 23 Mile. To reserve a spot to the fire station meetings, call 586-725-2233.

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