Each year the budget proposal is first prepared by staff under the direction of the Twp. manager. This years budget includes a request for a 0.33 mill property tax. This would be the townships first property tax in over a decade.
The .5 mill property tax was eliminated in 2003. – Mcall archive article
The property tax request and full budget will be reviewed over the next few months. There will be multiple opportunities for the public to weigh in BEFORE the BOC votes on the budget. This is the first step in a long process.
Below is the budget proposal cover letter and accompanying power point.
Over the next few months the seated Commissioners will debate the proposed budget. There will be a series of Budget Workshops (open to the public) where the budget will be vetted line by line. Big picture items such as the proposed property tax will also be discussed at length.
The current Commissioners will vote on the 2014 budget in December. (I will not be voting on this budget. New Commissioners take office on January 1st. However, I will be attending all budget workshops and will blog about key issues)