Wixom Millage Debate

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

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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.

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  1. Jane Kleban

    October 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    It’s interesting to note that Clarence Goodlein is not a resident of Wixom and, therefore, does not pay city taxes, but as City Manager is obligated to put forth the City’s POV.

    • BOGDOG

      November 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Clarence is also a large expense to the City of Wixom. Between being a retired Wixom Police Officer and now double dipping as city mangler a.k.a. the councils puppet he is collecting a large sum from the city.Not to mention the cost of his previous lawsuit against the city. Why were rules changed so he isn’t required to live here?

  2. John Brody

    October 20, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Very good point! It is also worth noting that two councilmen for the City of Wixom are not even taxpayers! One lives in his parents basement. Interesting,,,,,

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