The August 7 ballot will have the Marquette County Senior Services millage up for renewal. The millage currently funds services to senior citizens at four senior centers throughout the county.
The wording of the millage request is as follows:
COUNTY PROPOSAL A FOR MARQUETTE COUNTY SERVICES TO SENIOR CITIZENS
This proposal will allow Marquette County to continue to provide services to senior citizens by renewing the .4474 mills approved by voters in 2012.
For continuing to provide services to senior citizens of Marquette County, shall the previously voted millage be renewed authorizing the County of Marquette to levy up to .4474 mills for a period of six years, from 2018-2023, both years inclusive, on all taxable property within Marquette County? The millage will raise approximately $1,011,297 in the first year.
This county millage is the largest set funding source for the Negaunee Senior Citizens Center. The second largest portion of the center’s budget comes from fundraising, grant writing and donations from the community.
In addition to funding senior services, Community Action Alger Marquette (CAAM) receives funds for its Meals on Wheels program, and Lake Superior Home Health & Hospice get money for Adult Day Services.
A “yes” vote will continue this millage funding source for senior services in our county.