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My Town Greenville: Voters approve special education millage boost
My Town Greenville: Voters approve special education millage boost

GREENVILLE, Mich.— For the first time in decades, Montcalm County's special education millage is about to increase.

In a 3,596 to 2,764 vote Tuesday night, voters approved hiking the tax from 2.1878 mills to 3.5 mills. Supporters say Montcalm County had the lowest special education millage in the eight-county area. The millage rate had remained the same for 24 years.

Montcalm County voters also approved maintaining a $2.85 monthly surcharge for  9-1-1 service for five years.  The proposal passed by 3,890 votes to 1,422 votes.  The money will go toward maintaining and operating the emergency dispatch system within the county.

The Montcalm County millage for Commission on Aging was also approved by voters.  To see the complete election results, visit the WZZM 13 homepage here.