JACKSON TWP.  During the regular meeting on Jan. 23, the Jackson Township Board of Trustees approved sending a renewal road levy to voters on the May 8 ballot. In addition to the renewal of the 3-mill levy, there will be an additional 1-mill levy on the ballot, making it a 4-mill levy.

"The 3-mill renewal levy was put on in 1978 and today that amount is really more like 0.7-mill, making the road levy request in May equal to 1.7 mills," Board President Todd Hawke said.

The renewal road levy with the additional new levy will generate $2.8 million a year, with $1.3 coming from the renewal levy and $1.5 generated by the new add-on levy. 

Total annual cost to homeowners with a $100,000 home will be $56.50 for both levies. 

OTHER ACTIONS:

- Approved the purchase of a 2018 Ford Interceptor for $28,483 and two 2018 Ford Interceptors for $27,889. All are for the police department and will be purchased from Waikem Auto Group.

- Paid bills in the amount of $1.4 million.

- Accepted a donation of $500 for the K-9 program from Richard W. Jones.

- Accepted the following sponsorship donations to the 2018 Community Celebration: $3,500 from MCTV, and $500 each from Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Daugherty Co., LPA and Southeaster Equipment Company, Inc.

- Heard from The Rotary Club of Jackson Township that the Field of Heroes will put up in front of the Safety Center this year on May 25 and remain in place through May 29.

UP NEXT: The next regularly scheduled meeting is 5 p.m., Feb. 13 at the Township Hall.