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Breitung Township keeps tax rate at 4.2 mills for 2019

QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board has requested a tax rate of 4.2 mills, or $4.20 per $1,000 of taxable property value, for 2019.

Though the township could have levied as many as 4.9 mills without an holding an election, the rate approved Monday remained unchanged from 2018.

“Our millage has been 4.2 for a number of years,” Township Supervisor Denny Olson said.

The township has a total of $255,422,457 in taxable property value for 2019. The 4.2-mill levy is expected to generate $1,072,774 for the township.

In other business, the board:

— Approved Clerk Samantha Neuens and Deputy Clerk Karie Taff attending election accreditation training in Marquette on Oct. 22-23. Mileage, meals and lodging are included.

— Appointed Superintendent Steve Mulka as a voting member for the Northern Michigan Public Service Academy, a non-profit organization that provides training to Upper Peninsula municipal employees. Trustee David Soderbloom will serve as an alternate voting member.

— Contributed $4,389.75 to the KIND Drug Enforcement Team’s operating budget. The annual contribution was determined using the 2010 census, at 75 cents per resident.

— Welcomed Austin Phillips and Blain Conover as probationary firefighters with the Breitung Township Volunteer Fire Department.

— Submitted information technology service bids made by GoTech of Norway, DS Tech of Escanaba, Teck Solutions Inc. of Kingsford, UES Technologies of Iron Mountain and IT Right of Bath, Mich., to the IT Committee for review and recommendation.

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