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UPDATE: Meridian Township votes to fix the roads

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 18:00:33-04

LANSING, Mich. — Voters in Meridian Township approved a bond to fix the roads.

Roughly 60% of voting residents approved the Meridian Township Street Improvement Bond Proposal.

The township says it needs $3.5 million a year over the next 10 years to fix the nearly 150 miles of neighborhood streets.

So, if you own a home that has a market value of $300,000, you would pay up to $291 in taxes for the millage.

"What will be more satisfying is in 2020 when we begin fixing our roads and we hope to get up to ten or twelve miles of road completed in the first year," Frank Walsh, Meridian Township manager said. "We'll look at the worst roads first and we'll fix them but it's also important that we use some funding to fix the roads that are in good shape because we want to preserve them so they don't fail sooner than that they should."

The Redi Ride millage renewal was also approved in Meridian Township.

The renewal proposal would replace the current assessment of just of 19 cents, which was rolled backed and will expire after 2019.

What voters get with this millage is an expanded Capital Area Transportation Authority or CATA Service.

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