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Jackson city council meeting to discuss city roads Tuesday night

Posted at 6:00 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 18:00:46-04

LANSING, Mich. — Jackson City Council members are meeting Tuesday night to discuss the future of roads after two multi-million dollar plans for repairs failed to make it on the November ballot.

City officials missed the Aug. 13 deadline to submit the ballot language.

Back in January, Jackson City Council approved two street millage proposals for voters to take up at the ballot box, but it looks like that won't be happening in the November election.

The options included at $97 million millage with special assessments and a $161 million millage with no special assessments. Both plans would run over the course of 20 years.

Council passed the proposals earlier this year for voters to decide on, but the ballot language didn't make it to the county in time.

"This is a solution the city has been considering for about seven, eight months so this is really serious. People want to figure out what happened and how to take next steps. I think that's the really important thing to remember is that you know it's not going to be on the November ballot but that doesn't mean that the council can't figure out another solution going forward."

City council is expected to make a decision Tuesday night.

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