Proposed millages up for discussion again in Benton Harbor

In just a few days Benton Harbor will have a special millage election to handle an issue that has been going on since last year.

Monday night’s town hall meeting in Benton Harbor focused on acknowledging the importance of the upcoming election, and although the turnout was not as large as they had planned, the message is still getting out.

Mayor James Hightower, along with several other speakers held the township meeting at Benton Harbor High School with the intention of educating and informing electorates once the two proposed millages are passed.

Monday night’s meeting is the third and final meeting before the proposals are put up to a vote on May 7. The vote first failed to pass in November because many Benton Harbor residents were misinformed as to what they were.

Committee representatives are positive that the proposals will successfully pass. If they do, the measures will create over $1 million in the first year. City leaders want the millage proposals to pass so that Benton Harbor can move forward in a positive, financial direction.


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