Delhi Township residents on Nov. 6 approved four millages that will renew funding for police and fire services and provide new funding to repair and replace its aging emergency medical equipment and restore its parks and trails system. The successful millage requests will maintain a high level of public safety services and improve quality of life for residents.
“We are grateful residents chose to support all four of the important millages on the Nov. 6 ballot,” said John Hayhoe, Delhi Township supervisor. “As Ingham County’s fastest growing community, we have experienced an increase in residents, businesses and investment in recent years, making it a challenge to maintain the level of services we provide. These millages will provide the funds we need to maintain the quality of services we provide our residents.”
The four millages are a mix of renewals and new millages.
Residents voted to renew funding for law enforcement services and fire protection and emergency medical services for eight years at a rate of 1.5 mills each.
The law enforcement services millage will renew funds for law enforcement services and the fire protection and emergency medical services millage will renew funds for operational costs of fire protection and emergency medical services.
Residents also passed two new proposals: the fire and emergency medical equipment proposal and the parks, trails and recreation proposal.
The fire and emergency medical equipment and vehicle proposal passed for four years at a rate of .5 mills. The new millage will provide funds to repair and replace fire and emergency medical equipment and vehicles.
The parks, trails and recreation proposal passed for four years with a rate of 1 mill and will provide funds for restoring, operating, maintaining, acquiring, constructing and equipping parks, trails and recreation facilities.
“Delhi Township’s continued growth has strained and stretched the fire services we are able to provide township residents,” said Brian Ball, Delhi Township fire chief. “Successfully renewing funding for fire services and providing funding to repair emergency medical equipment will allow us to maintain the quality of fire and emergency medical services we provide and upgrade our equipment and vehicle fleet.”
Delhi Township has a proven track record of fiscal responsibility, accountability and transparency, including many years of independent audits without negative findings. All funds raised by the renew, repair and restore proposals will be publicly disclosed and reported and undergo independent financial audits.
“Passing these millages was critical for maintaining the quality of life in Delhi Township,” said Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth. “Our community policing philosophy has built great relationships with residents. This funding will allow us to remain present in the community and continue to provide the level of service our residents have come to expect.”
Source: Press Release