Sylvan Lake voters approve public safety millage

By: Sherri Kolade | West Bloomfield Beacon | Published November 6, 2018

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Voters in the Sylvan Lake took to the polls Nov. 6 and approved a Sylvan Lake city charter amendment proposal on Election Day.

The charter amendment received 1,022 votes in total, according to unofficial results from the Oakland County Elections Division. The unofficial yes votes tallied in at 625, or 61.15 percent; the no votes came in at 397, or 38.85 percent.

The amendment’s approval means that a current levy of millages in the amount of 1.8711 mills and 4.6778 mills will be replaced with one new additional millage of 7 mills for public safety services from 2019 to 2028. According to the charter amendment, the 7 mills will raise about $662,970 when first levied next year in place of the roughly $620,246 of the other two millages.

The city’s other charter authority to levy taxes is not impacted, according to the charter amendment.

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