Road millage to be on February ballot for Cass County votersPublished 6:44pm Friday, November 18, 2011
CASSOPOLIS — A one-mill request for roads will appear on Cass County’s ballot Feb. 28, 2012, the board of commissioners approved Thursday night.
The road commission has seen a decrease in revenues over the past decade and does not foresee any significant funding increase in the future.
Costs have continued to rise for road repair and maintenance as revenues continue to decrease, resulting in the continued deterioration of the road infrastructure, according to Resolution 153 commissioners passed 14-0.
Road commissioners approved a millage proposal Nov. 3.
The ballot request states: “Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in Cass County be increased by one dollar per $1,000 (one mill) of taxable value for five years, 2012-2016, inclusive, as new additional millage to provide funds for primary highway, road and street purposes for the use by Cass County Road Commission and each city, town and village in the county?”
It is estimated that one mill would raise about $1.8 million when first levied in 2012.