NOVI, Mich. (WXYZ) - Voters in Novi will decide on Aug. 7 if they will pay more in property taxes to maintain the roads.
The city is asking voters to approve a municipal road millage increase.
Currently the City Charter sets the funding level at about .77 mills. Novi officials want to increase the amount to 1.5 mills.
According to a study done by the city, the condition of its roads would continue to decline if the funding remains at .77 mills.
The increased millage would generate more than $2 million of additional revenue which would be used to maintain and improve neighborhood and municipal roadways. The money would also be used to make sidewalk and pathway connections.
If the proposal is approved, a homeowner with a $250,000 house would pay about $90 more in property taxes a year.
If approved, the increased millage would take effect on the July 2013 summer tax bill.
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