Sturgis supports additional road millage proposal

The city of Sturgis has gone on record supporting four neighboring townships in calling for the St. Joseph County Road Commission to put a dedicated road- millage proposal before the county’s voters.
Members of the Sturgis City Commission earlier this month agreed they will support an additional property tax to pay for local road construction and repair.
A resolution endorsing the idea specifies no proposed millage amount or an election timeline. But it asserts that a county road tax measure must be structured to prevent any additional burden on the taxpayers of the city of Sturgis.
City property owners already pay 3 mills annually, after Sturgis voters passed a 2013 tax proposal for local street maintenance.
The resolution calls the poor condition of the county’s roads a detriment to “Sturgis 2022” goals for business development and infrastructure. The measure is supported by Burr Oak, Fawn River, Sherman and Sturgis townships.

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