Emmett Township Plans Road Tax Proposal Info Session
An informational session is planned for Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Harper Creek High School auditorium (12677 Beadle Lake Road) at 6 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring their questions about a proposed road tax to be decided by voters in the August 2 primary.
Emmett Township Supervisor Tim Hill tells WBCK the proposal, if passed, would cost the average homeowner about $151 per year for a home with a value of about $112,000, the average home value in the township. Calhoun County would match 30 percent of the expediture, putting $11.2 million of the burden on the township and $4.8 million on the county.
Hill said the township decided to allow the voters to make the decision directly, as opposed to a special assessment - which Bedford Township homeowners saw happen - or some other alternative.
Both Hill and Bolt said many roads in Emmett Township have not been upgraded since they were built 40 years ago.