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ROAD MILLAGE RENEWAL 2024

The Van buren county road commission will be hosting public information meetings regarding the road millage renewal proposal on the august 6, 2024 primary ballot.

The meetings are scheduled as follows:
Thursday, June 20, 2024 @ 11 AM; Van Buren Conference Center, 490 S. Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI
Thursday, June 20, 2024 @ 6 PM; Van Buren Conference Center, 490 S. Paw Paw Street, Lawrence MI

Frequently asked questions

What is the County-Wide Road Millage Request?

On August 6th, 2024, voters will be asked to consider a four-year county-wide millage renewal request of 0.9721 mills. The funds generated by the millage are distributed to the Road Commission and the 11 cities and villages in the county. 

How much would the millage cost the average homeowner?

A homeowner whose home has a taxable value of $100,000 (market value of $200,000) would pay approximately $100.00 annually. 

Would my taxes change?

This millage renewal request will maintain the county-wide road millage that has been in place since 1978. The last renewal of the millage was in 2020.

How Does the road commission utilize the millage funds?

Millage funds received by the Road Commission are spent to directly improve the county-wide road system such as bridge replacements, intersection improvements, and paving projects. Millage funds are NOT used on routine operations such as snow plowing, pothole patching, and tree trimming. This maintenance is funded through fuel tax and vehicle registration fees. 

How are millage funds distributed?

Funds generated by the millage are distributed by the County Treasurer directly to the Road Commission and the 11 cities and villages in the county. In addition, the Road Commission allocates a portion of its distribution to each of the 18 Townships for use on their selected road improvement projects or for project cost-sharing. 

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