Berrien county board to vote on millage next weekPublished 8:21pm Thursday, December 1, 2011
ST. JOSEPH — The Berrien County Board of Commissioners will vote next week on whether to put a county-wide road millage before the voters.
The six-year 0.5 mill levy would generate $3.4 million a year to fund road maintenance projects in the county.
The commissioners are split on whether the millage is an appropriate way of funding roads, but most have expressed support of allowing the voters to decide.
Twenty-nine of the 39 municipalities in the county have approved resolutions in favor of putting the millage on the Nov. 2012 ballot.
Cass County will vote in February on a 1-mill road levy. Cass County Commissioners approved putting the item on the ballot earlier this month. The millage is expected to generate $1.8 million a year if passed.