Parks & Rec millage should be ‘New Township Hall millage’

The township board has placed a new millage on the August ballot to raise $1.7 million annually for 5 years to support parks and recreation activities.

But the township already has the funding and supports it out of the $7 million budget that exists today.

What the township wants is a new millage to build a new township hall. This new millage would free up funds otherwise spent on parks and recreation.

In the interest of transparency, the millage should be turned down by the voters in August and put back on the ballot in November and renamed the New Township Hall Millage.

That way, everyone knows what they are voting for and, if passed, when the renewal comes up in 5 years it won’t be needed because we’ll already have a new township hall.

Don Hickmott

Orion Twp.