Mich. county sets EMS millage rates
The board approved a 2014 tax rate request that authorizes 4.8955 mills to be levied in July for EMS services; one mill is equal to $1 for every $1,000 of taxable value on a home or business
By John Kennett
Midland Daily News
MIDLAND COUNTY, Mich. — The Midland County Board of Commissioners recently set millage rates for County operating millage and Emergency Medical Services.
Acting upon a recommendation from the finance committee, the board approved a 2014 tax rate request that authorizes 4.8955 mills to be levied in July. A separate 2014 request form will be submitted in the fall to request levy of the remaining taxing authorities in December.
One mill is equal to $1 for every $1,000 of taxable value on a home or business.
The board also approved a request by the Midland County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board that 0.55 mill be levied for operating expenses for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
For the 2014-15 fiscal year the EMS proposed budget would be $4,038,309, an increase of $113,955, or 2.9 percent, over the 2014 budget of $3,871,289 .
In 2010, voters approved 0.65 mill for EMS service. However, since the 2009-10 fiscal year, the county has only levied 0.55 mill.
On Aug. 5, voters will have the opportunity to vote on a renewal for EMS of 0.65 mill (65 cents for every $1,000 of taxable valuation) for the fiscal years of 2015-18.
The first year, if levied in its entirety, the millage is estimated to raise $2,357,972.
In other action by the board, the county’s general fund will grow by $50,245.75 after the transfer of net proceeds from the 2012 sale of delinquent properties. Previously, County Treasurer Cathy Lunsford transferred, in March of 2013, an additional $30,000 into the general fund from the 2012 sale. The total proceeds in 2012 was $128,261.65. However, that amount was reduced by $48,015.90, the amount incurred to administer the foreclosure process and maintenance of the foreclosed properties.
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