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Funding was the focus of the last few Forestville village meetings
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 06:26:41 EDT
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Over the last few months, the village of Forestville received road funding.
The village received $3,262 in state Act 51 funds. Of that amount, $1,566 went to the major street fund, and $1,695 went to local streets. Then, the next month they received $2,670 in Act 51 funds with $1,762 going to major streets and $1,907 to local streets.
Act 51 is the main road funding source for most cities and villages receive from the Michigan Transportation Fund.
And, Sanilac County sent a road fund payment to the village of $13,345. Of that amount, $11,344 went to local streets and $2,002 went to major streets.
On other money issues, combining some properties that was done back during the Delaware Township Board of Review is having a trickle down impact on assessments.
Combining of a few properties lowered the number of properties the garbage assessment could be spread over.
Because of that, the $49 assessment will no longer be sufficient to cover the cost so the council is going to have to consider increasing the garbage assessment next year was the conclusion.
And, the combining of some properties will also impact the water assessment as well. The financial impact of that is in the process of being calculated.
Some on the council said they felt they should have been informed of the property change.
Repercussions from that action has the council considering forming subcommittees, and which subcommittees would be beneficial for the village.