Millages pass in Muskegon and Kent Counties
911-call center renewal in Muskegon gets 'much needed' approval from voters Tuesday
In Kent County, voters approved a renewal of the Senior Millage for another 7 years beginning in 2023, which will cost the average owner of a $200,000 home around $8 a month. Officials say the money will support senior services including delivered meals, transportation, and home repair.
Meanwhile, voters renewed an existing millage that supports Kent County Veteran services as well, that millage will cost around $5 a year to the owner of a $200.000 home. Officials say the funds will help to hire more counselors, who then assist in helping Veterans in West Michigan access their federal benefits.
And in Muskegon County, voters said yes to a new millage that will support 911 dispatch services for seven years. The property tax request is for 30 cents for every $1,000 of taxable value. For the average homeowner in Muskegon, that will cost around $30 a year, and provide 911-services nearly $1.5 million in the first year.