2018-07-12 / Letters

Seniors deserve a ‘yes’ vote

To the editor:

Today we delivered our absentee ballots to our Elmwood Township clerk. We happily filled the “yes” oval in favor of the Senior Services millage proposal.

If passed, the total millage would be 0.320 mill per $1,000 of taxable value per year and we believe this is reasonable. This would be an increase of $4.50 per year from the current millage rate of .275. Do the math on $100,000 taxable value: the total annual increase wouldn’t pay for a craft beer and a burger.

We are pleased to support this small increase for a better, healthier life for our senior population. We are comforted to know these services will be available as we need them. Full disclosure: We are Leelanau County senior citizens.

W.D and Betty Bushey
Lakeview Rd.
Elmwood Township

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