I feel like I’ve done a version of this story so many times. The issue of the Central Fire Station and what to do about replacing it has been an ongoing debate in the township for quite sometime. After covering it for so long and so many times though, it’s kind of exciting to finally see the issue in the hands of the voters and citizens it will most be affecting.
When voters go to the polls this November they will see a ballot proposal requesting approval of a $3.5 million bond to fund the building of a new station on the corner of Okemos and Central Park road. The bond would last for 15 years. Approval of the bond would also mean a millage increase for residents of 20 cents on every $1,000 of taxable value. Essentially, the average homeowner of a $100,000 home in the township will pay about $20 more in taxes.