Ingham County Commissioners host 'Coffee with Commissioners'

Posted at 11:12 AM, Oct 06, 2017

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, the Ingham County Commissioners will host Coffee with Commissioners, a coffee meeting to educate the public on the upcoming millage proposal, to highlight the vital services Ingham County provides to its citizens and emphasize how the financial struggles facing Ingham County affects these services.

“This is a great opportunity for residents of Ingham County to meet with Commissioners in an informal setting to learn more about the essential services provided by the County and how financial challenges could impact these services”, said Sarah Anthony, Chairperson, Ingham County Board of Commissioners. “Now more than ever, residents need to have a clear understanding of how tax dollars are utilized to ensure a safe, healthy, and thriving community.”

Commissioners will be available between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm in Conference Rooms D and E of the Human Services Building, 5303 S. Cedar, Lansing.

The purpose of the separate tax limitation proposal on the ballot for the November 7, 2017 General Election is to re-establish the maximum operating tax levy for the County, general law townships and intermediate school district.  As a result of Proposal A and Headlee, the maximum operating levy has been rolled back over several years.  Re-establishing the maximum operating tax levy will aid the County in addressing its ongoing budget challenges, including a sluggish return of property tax revenue.  If levied in full, the additional cost to a homeowner with a taxable value of $50,000 would be $18.97 per year.

A millage fact sheet is available on the Ingham County website, found HERE.  For additional information, please call the Board of Commissioner’s office at 517-676-7200.