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Public Hearing On Proposed Millage Increase
Wednesday May 09, 2018 1:23pm
Sturgis, MI

By: Mike Stiles

Sturgis City Manager Mike Hughes and Director Of Public Safety Geoff Smith during a visit to the WBET Morning Show (photo courtesy of Mike Stiles/WBET News)

(STURGIS) – The Sturgis City Commission will hold a public hearing during their regular meeting Wednesday.

The topic of the public hearing is a proposed millage increase that would be used to help fund an additional police officer and a Fire Marshal for the City.

During a recent visit to the WBET Morning Show, Sturgis City Manager Mike Hughes shared that the positions were a part of the police and fire departments years ago, but were not replaced due to budget constraints.

Hughes says a study done by the City brought the matter of the positions up once again. ...... {LISTEN}.

As part of the public hearing, the Commission will discuss the possibility of increasing taxes by 0.4338 mills to fund the positions. Sturgis Director of Public Safety Geoff Smith says while that isn't a large amount for a millage, it is another millage for the citizens to consider. ...... {LISTEN}.

The City Commission meeting starts at 7:30 PM Wednesday in the Wiesloch Room of City Hall. The public is invited to attend the meeting to find out more information about the proposed millage increase.
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