Farmington city officials to host Millage Town Hall Meetings
Farmington city officials invite all residents to attend one of five town hall public meetings where detailed information about the proposed millage slated for the November 6 ballot will be presented.
The meetings are scheduled for:
Thursday, Sept. 27 at Shiawassee Park
Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Drake Park
Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Flanders Park
Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Chatham Hills, near the play structure on the west side of the park
Thursday, Oct. 11 at Farmington City Hall
All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and will run for about one hour. The rain location for all meetings is Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty Street.
“It’s important that the voters have all the information they need to make an informed decision about this millage, so we are bringing the town hall meetings to each of the neighborhoods” explained Farmington Mayor Steve Schneemann. “The last time the city had asked voters for a new dedicated millage was about 16 years ago. In our desire for full transparency and in order to answer any questions, these five town halls will provide details to help tax payers make educated decisions.”
The proposed millage allows City Council to levy up to an additional 3.0 mills in property taxes. At least half of any millage amount levied each year must be used for Capital Improvements, such as streets and sidewalks, water and sewer lines, parks and park restrooms, bridges, walking paths, bike paths, streetscapes, and large apparatus like fire trucks.
The remainder of any amount levied would be used for General Operating expenditures. This includes public safety, public works, administration, recreation and culture, economic and community development, and district court. The millage would be levied beginning with the 2019 summer tax bill and the authority to levy would expire in 10 years.
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