Voters to decide fate of three millages


It’s election day in the Blue Water Area, and voters in the City of Port Huron will be asked whether or not to approve three millages. The Port Huron Area School district is seeking a 1-mil property tax increase for a new sinking fund.  Superintendent Theo Kerhoulas says that fund can only be used for thigs such as roofs, technology, parking lots, and heating and air conditioning. He says it would equate to an increase of about of $1-dollar in property tax on every thousand dollars a home is valued at, and stands to provide the district with and additional $2.25 million dollars this year alone if approved.

Two millage renewals are also on the ballot in Port Huron. The City is seeking a renewal of a roads and streets millage not to exceed 2-mills for a period of ten years. Blue Water Area Transit is also seeking a renewal of 0.6-mill for bus services in both the City of Port Huron and Fort Gratiot Township. City Clerk Cyndee Jonseck says all seven polling sites in the City of Port Huron for today’s election. Polls today close at 8pm which is also the deadline to return any outstanding absentee ballots to your local clerk’s office.