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Special Township Board Meeting

Post Date:04/16/2019 9:10 AM

This is a reminder that the Meridian Township Board will be holding a Special Township Board Meeting tonight, Tuesday, April 16 at 6:00 pm to discuss street funding. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. If you cannot attend the meeting, it will be televised live on HOMTV. Comments to the board can be sent to board@meridian.mi.us.

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Meridian Township invites the public to attend a Special Township Board Meeting to discuss funding local streets in Meridian Township. 

All roads in the Township are the responsibility of the Ingham County Road Department. Due to funding restrictions for local streets, Meridian Township provides funding for a majority of repaving work that occurs on neighborhood streets. In 2018, out of 147 miles of local streets, 3 miles of streets were able to be repaved. 

The current street millage is 0.2484 mills which generates approximately $420,000 per year. The owner of a home with a market value of $300,000 pays approximately $36 annually for street improvements through the street millage. In 2018, approximately $416,000 was generated by the street millage and $172,500 was provided by the Ingham County Road Department (ICRD).

In order to resolve the funding deficit to repave the streets adequately, the Township Board and the Transportation Commission are discussing a long term funding plan. The current millage of .2484 mills expires in December 2023. However, due to the rate at which streets are deteriorating, voters may be asked to vote on a millage renewal increase or bonding proposal on August 6, 2019. Meridian Township invites the public to attend a Special Township Board Meeting discussing street funding.
 
What: Township Board Special Meeting: Street Funding
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Meridian Town Hall Room; 5151 Marsh Rd., Okemos, MI 48864
Who: Open to media and the public.

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