One mill, five-year request

ALMONT — The November 3 general election ballot for village and township residents will include a renewal request for the Almont Fire Department.

The current levy for the department’s operation and maintenance purposes stands at one mill. The renewal will keep the levy amount unchanged but extend its life for a period of five years, from 2021 through 2025.

Paul Bowman, Township Supervisor shared the following.

“The 1 mill renewal placed on the November 3 ballot will renew a millage that has supported the fire department for many years. With the passage of this millage the fire department will be able to continue providing all of the services that they currently provide,” Bowman said.

“This millage provides training for our firefighters and provides the equipment necessary to fight fires like we had last year at the Smoke House. In 2019 our fire department responded to 141 emergency calls. A YES vote is very important for the safety of Almont residents.”

As the ballot language states, the funds will be used to purchase “fire extinguishing apparatus and equipment and housing for the same.”

The estimated revenue to be collected in the first year that the millage is authorized and levied is $272,444.

A portion of the rev
enue collected will be disbursed to the Almont Downtown Development Authority.

One mill is equiva
lent to one dollar for each $1,000 in taxable value.