Coming Soon to Clear Lake Rd. (Koch's Bay Area)
A New Tornado Siren !!!
Testing will take place the first Saturday of every month, at noon, lasting for 3 minutes.
Start date to be announced at a later time.
Waterloo Township Reviewing Police Department Millage Rates
On March 25,2013 Waterloo Township held a special board meeting to discuss police andoperational millages. The Township currently levies .4261 mills for policeservices, and a combined .8464 mills to cover operational costs. The fullpolice millage and .1020 of the operating millage expire in December 2014,necessitating action in a future election.
Following anextensive review of options it was determined the best course of action wouldbe to ask the Waterloo electorate to approve 1.5 mills for the express purposeof covering police services. An operational millage was not deemed necessarydue to the board’s demonstrated ability to operate effectively utilizing onlythose funds obtained through revenue sharing with the State of Michigan.
This proposalwould have a minimal impact upon the average taxpayer* in Waterloo Township. The current total millage levied is 1.275.At 1.5 mills the proposed police millage would, if approved, result in anaverage annual increase to the taxpayer of approximately $17.00, slightly lessthan $1.50 per month. This level of funding would allow the Township to employtwo full time officers along with an administrative assistant to support theirday-to-day activities.
Ultimatelythis proposal will provide increased transparency by ensuring funds areutilized for their stated purpose, while slightly simplifying tax bills.Taxation is a contentious enough topic without adding unneeded and unnecessaryredundancies to the process.
*These figures are based on Waterloo Township’s average taxable valuebeing $75,000. Individual propertytaxable value may be higher or lower and can be found on your tax bills, yearlyassessment, or by contacting the township.