All Leelanau millage requests approved

  • Source: Traverse City Record-Eagle
  • Published: 08/05/2020 12:47 PM

Leelanau Township Emergency Services will be staffed with four people around the clock after voters approved an increase in funding. The tax proposal combined two taxes of 2.2 mills and 0.5 mills already in place that fund operations and equipment for the department and added 0.85 mills for a total of 3.55 mills. The proposal was approved by Leelanau Township voters on a vote of 679 to 279. The millage is the only source of funding for the department and will bring in $1.563 million in its first year. Hugh Cook, fire chief, was unavailable for comment. The department offers Advanced Life Support services after a millage was approved in 2017, but the services are costing more than anticipated, Cook has said. The increased funding will allow the department to add a fourth duty person to staffing numbers for 24/7 service.


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