Meridian Township voters say yes to improving their roadways

Meridian Township is asking for a $35million in the form of a property tax hike to help fix the roads. (Source WILX)
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Meridian Township, MI (WILX) - Voters in Ingham County’s Meridian Township on Tuesday easily passed a proposal that involves fixing township roads.

It was an issue that faced some controversy as Election Day approached.

The language of the proposal allows the township to borrow up to $35,250,000 and issue tax bonds for a period not to exceed six years.

The money will be used to improve and maintain township roadways. It is estimated that this would include roughly 150 miles of neighborhood streets.

It is reported that the money will go towards fixing 147 miles of neighborhood streets that does not include state or county roads.

The state roads not included in the street bond are Grand River Avenue and Saginaw Highway.

The county roads not included are Hagadorn, Okemos, Dobie, Meridian, Hamilton, Park Lake, Marsh, Haslett, Lake Lansing, and Lake Drive.

The state and county are responsible for major roads.

The final totals had 4,250 voters saying yes to the bond proposal, with 2,866 rejecting it.

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