By Mary Drier
TUSCOLA COUNTY — Voters in two townships agreed during Tuesday’s general election to pay a little more taxes for services.
Voters in Columbia Township approved a new tax of up to 1 mill for six years to support their library.
The results were 52 “yes” votes to 24 “no” votes, said Tuscola County Clerk Margie White.
The new levy will generate about $45,000 the first year, and cost a homeowner with an $80,000 house about $40 more per year in taxes.
Voters in Fairgrove Township approved a new tax of .5 of a mill for five years for fire protection.
The results were 94 “yes” votes to 24 “no” votes, said White.
The new levy will generate about $25,000 the first year, and will cost a homeowner with an $80,000 house about $20 more per year taxes.
Mary Drier is a staff writer for the Tuscola County Advertiser. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.