Flint Twp. voters to decide fate of millage

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department is asking voters to extend the millage that helps pay for fire safety protection equipment.

The request for a renewal of 0.25 mils will appear on the August primary ballot.

The millage will allow the fire department to “continue to maintain reliable equipment and protective gear for our personnel,” said Fire Chief Thomas Stadler.

The current millage expires at the end of 2020. If approved, the millage will continue funding through 2025.

“Due to the increasing cost of equipment and overall township budgetary concerns, a renewal is vital to the fire department,” Stadler said.

In addition to ensuring the safety of firefighters, it also ensures that the fire department is providing the most “efficient and effective service” to residents, he said.

The millage will generate about $211,602 in first year.