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Posted on December 13, 2017 at 11:24 AM by Jennifer Ambrose
Posted on November 16, 2017 at 9:02 AM by Jennifer Ambrose
I want to thank the voters who took the time to cast their vote on the tax limitation proposal on the November 7th ballot. In an election where for many of you the only thing on the ballot was this proposal I know that it took an extra effort to go to the polls and provide direction and support to your county officials. Whether your vote was in favor of the proposal or in opposition your interest in your local government and local community is appreciated.
We will use this direction given and the resources provided to serve the citizens of Lenawee County. We will continue to be good stewards of County funds and facilities to ensure that the programs and services that you expect and enjoy are available for years to come. Enhancing quality of life is a community project; it is a partnership that we will build on in the coming months and years and we invite your suggestions and assistance in creating a vision for our future.
Please feel free to reach out to your elected officials or county administration with ideas or concerns and we will work together to make this the best county in Michigan.
Lenawee County Administrator
Posted on November 8, 2017 at 3:10 PM by Jennifer Ambrose
Yesterday, the voters of Lenawee County passed the ballot proposal to renew the separate tax limitation set in 1968. The renewal sets that maximum authorized rate for certain county, township and intermediate school district levies.
“I’m very pleased that the voters of Lenawee County have shown their support for our programs and services. I think folks in the county recognize that the State or Federal government isn’t going to come in and fix our problems. It is up to us to roll up our sleeves and get the job done ourselves,” stated County Administrator Martin Marshall.
Even though the passage of the proposal authorizes the County to levy up to 5.75 mills, the 2018 budget will utilize no more than 5.40 mills.
“We will continue to remain fiscally conservative,” states David Stimpson, Chair of the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners. “The Commission and the County Administration have done extensive work since the recession to contain costs, and that will not change going forward.”
The renewal of the separate tax limitation resets the authorized millage rates to what Lenawee County voters approved in 1968, restoring limits that have been eroded based on State legislation.
The renewal is set to expire in 2021, and Lenawee County anticipates putting it on the ballot again in 2020 during the next general election.