Road Department General Information
Road Department Funding
Road department was funded in 2006 with revenue from
the following sources: State Motor Vehicle License Taxes of $46,617 (2% of total
annual Road department revenue), State Gasoline Taxes of $251,174 (13%), County
Motor Vehicle License Taxes of $121,776 (6%), 2 Township voter
approved Road Levies of $843,265 (42%), Non-voted (inside millage) Road levy of
$486,899 (24%), Notes of $72,000 (4%), Transfers from the General Fund of $50,000
(2%) and other sources $135,538 (7%).
The 2 Township Road levies were originally passed by the voters in 1976 and 1981 and renewed every 5 years since. If these two levies were assessed at their 2.5 voted approved rate, instead of the effective rate of 1.33, the township would have collected approximately $1,580,000 instead of $843,265. As a result, the $100,000 homeowner pays approximately $66 annually in Road real estate taxes instead of approximately $102 on both the inside millage of 0.77 and outside or voter approved millage of 1.33.
The Road department is responsibility for over 100 miles of township roads, 39 miles of storm sewers, over 70 miles of road side ditches and over 4,000 Catch Basins. Some of the Road department services and expenses include Annual Resurfacing Project, Snow Removal & Ice Control, Hot & Cold patch for Potholes and Street Sweeping.
In addition to the above services and expenses the Road department revenue is used to completely fund or as matching funds for State or Federal grants for Storm Water alleviation projects. Click here to see our past accomplishments and future projects.
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