MUSKEGON, MI – More funding for repairing roads in Muskegon Township could be on its way, depending on the result of the May 2 election.
A millage proposal on the ballot is asking voters if they would approve a tax increase to provide Muskegon Township with additional funds to repair secondary roads in the township and help with snow removal in the winter. If the millage were to pass, the township would receive an estimated $543,000 in the first year.
Muskegon Charter Township Supervisor David Kieft said the township’s budget for the roads is about $100,000, which is only enough to cover repairs and construction of one or two roads in the township each year. Because of the number of roads in Muskegon Township that need repairs, the passing of the millage would allow up to 20 roads to receive repairs each year.
The current “$100,000 a year isn’t even making a dent in the roads,” Kieft said. “It just doesn’t go very far. We would like a millage to do more road work per year and it would get us through the township quicker.”