Township passes fire millage

— Voters in the township turned out in force to vote in the Nov. 2 election with 67 percent voting in favor of the FIre Safety Protection Equipment Renewal Millage.

The millage renewal calls for the previously voted 0.25 mills ($0.25 per $1,000 taxable value) to be renewed at 0.25 mills $0.25 mills per $1,000 taxable value) to be levied for five years from 2011-2015. The purpose of the renewal is to purchase equipment and rescue suits for the township’s fire department. The first year of the levy will generate an estimated revenue of $230,000.

Only 33 percent of the Flint Township voters voted no for the millage renewal, which expired in 2010.

Fire Chief John Ringwelski could not be reached for comment.

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