Thursday, May 5, 2022

Board members approve police millage language

Members of the Sumpter Township Board of Trustees approved the language to place two  renewals of current police millages on the Aug. 3 primary election ballot.

Trustees said the millages are needed to continue to fund the police department and provide the level of service residents have experienced during the past years. Both the 2-mill levy and the 1-mill request will remain in effect for 4 years if approved by voters.

Trustee and Deputy Supervisor Tim Rush stressed during the meeting that the millages were not new taxes or a tax increase but that they were a renewal of existing rates. In the absence of Treasurer Vincent Warren due to a death in his family, the board members approved the language for both questions with Trustee Peggy Morgan casting the lone no vote on each question.

Morgan also cast the lone no vote on a salary increase for Department of Public Works Director John Danci, based on his recent performance evaluation performed by Rush and Township Supervisor Tim Bowman.