The Spinal Column recently published two articles having to do with the November 8th vote on Wixom’s Millage. Below are links to those stories:
Does Wixom really need a millage renewal?
Guest column by Wixom resident Jane Kleban
In 2012 Wixom taxpayers approved a four-year 3.5 millage request. That millage generated $2.35 million a year for a total of $9.4 million over four years.
The millage was positioned as a temporary “make whole” proposition in order to provide essential police, fire, DPW and other emergency services to residents and businesses of Wixom. Many people felt that there was no choice but
Wixom’s well-being depends upon renewal of its special operating millage.
Guest column by Wixom City Manager, and resident, Clarence Goodlein.
The renewal of Wixom’s special operating millage is critical to the immediate and long-term success of the community and the city’s ability to deliver services to its residents and businesses.
While it was believed in 2012 that the city’s property tax revenue would significantly recover and that extension of the special operating millage would be unnecessary, this has not occurred.