CCA millage gets approval from voters

ESCANABA — Delta County voters approved a millage proposal, which will fund the operation of the Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency (MDSCAA) Senior Services Program in the county. This decision was made as part of the county’s primary election Tuesday.

Out of the 6,353 people in the county who voted on this proposal, 4,188 (65.92 percent) voted to institute the proposed millage. However, 2,165 voters (34.08 percent) were not in favor of doing so. The majority of voters in each Delta County precinct voted in favor of the millage proposal, with the exception of Garden Township (in which 73 people voted in favor of the proposal and 79 people voted against it).

The county-wide millage will be levied for a 10-year period from tax years 2020 to 2029 at a rate of .8 mills (80 cents per $1,000 of taxable value). The revenue that will be generated from the millage in its first year is estimated to be $930,441.

MDSCAA Executive Director Julie Moberg voiced her appreciation of Delta County’s citizens for their help.

“We certainly would like to thank the voters for their support of the senior services millage,” she said.