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Franklin millage defeated; Colosseum proposal passes

August 8, 2012
By KURT HAUGLIE - DMG writer (khauglie@mininggazette.com) , The Daily Mining Gazette

A bond proposal for a community center in Franklin Township was defeated while a millage for operation of the Calumet Colosseum was renewed in Tuesday's primary elections.

In Calumet Township, voters approved a 1-mill renewal for operation of the Calumet Colosseum Community Center by 421 yes to 186 no votes. The millage is for eight years from 2012 to 2019, and is expected to raise $88,784.22 the first year.

In Duncan Township, four millage renewal proposals with rollbacks were on the ballot. The rollback of the 1-mill operating levy to 0.9175 through 2015 was approved by a vote of 46 yes to 11 no. The levy is expected to raise $11,649 the first year.

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Kurt Hauglie/Daily Mining Gazette
Hancock Precinct 3 election officials Carolyn Williams, left, and Joy Kinnunen look over paperwork Tuesday while waiting for voters at Lakeview Manor. Voting was light for the primary election at the precinct.

The 2-mill fire operation levy in Duncan Township was reduced to 1.8352 mills for three years from 2013 to 2015 by 44 yes to 13 no votes. It is expected to raise $23,301 the first year. A second .5-mill operating millage for the fire department was reduced to .4838 mills by a vote of 44 yes to 12 no votes.

Also in Duncan Township, the 1-mill ambulance operation levy was reduced to .9677 mills by a vote of 45 yes to 12 no votes.

In Elm River Township, the general fund 1.9589 millage was renewed for four years, 2012 to 2015, by a vote of 46 yes to 17 no. It is expected to raise $41,222 in the first year.

The Elm River Township general services .9794 millage was renewed by a vote of 45 yes to 18 no votes. The millage is for four years, 2012 to 2015, and is expected to raise $20,611 in the first year. A .5-mill increase for the general services millage was defeated by a vote of 29 yes to 35 no votes.

The Franklin Township bond proposal was for borrowing not more than $600,000 to construct a community center, which if approved, would have been part of a new fire hall/community center complex.

The vote for the community center bond proposal was 72 yes and 130 no.

In Hancock Township, by a vote of 47 yes to 15 no, residents approved the renewal of the 1.2396 fire operating and maintenance millage for four years, 2013 to 2016. It is expected to raise $21,723 the first year.

Also in Hancock Township, voters approved the renewal of the .2478 millage for fire department equipment and vehicles by 43 yes to 18 no votes. It is expected to raise $4,342 the first year.

In Osceola Township, the proposal to increase the road and sidewalk millage by up to 1.5 mills was defeated by 84 yes to 104 no votes.

The Portage Township fire millage for the Hurontown and Otter Lake fire departments, which had been reduced from 1 mill to .9830 mills, was increased to 1 mill by a 217 yes to 70 no votes. It is expected to raise $82,459 the first year.

In Quincy Township, the .9986 operation millage was renewed for 2012 to 2015 by 29 yes to 6 no votes. It is expected to raise $6,582.18 the first year.

Also in Quincy Township, the 1.2482 fire operating millage was renewed for 2012 to 2015 by 28 yes to 6 no votes.

The Stanton Township fire operation millage was increased from 1.9569 mills to 2 mills for 2012 to 2016 by 139 yes to 19 no votes. It is expected to raise $92,885.89 the first year.

Torch Lake Township voters had two proposals to vote on. The reduced 1.782 millage for hydrant lines, modification of the fire station, new equipment and replacement of a fire truck for the Hubbell Fire Department was increased to 2 mills for 2012 to 2021 by 65 yes to 26 no votes.

Also in Torch Lake Township, an increase of .51 mills for the period 2013 to 2027 for the Pointe Mills Fire District 3 was approved by 46 yes to 16 no votes.

 
 

 

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