Despite Low Turnout and Lukewarm Local Support, County Voters Approve Special Education Millage

 05/03/2016 - 23:38

The few voters in Saline who turned out to vote weren’t especially keen on it, but county voters approved the 1.5-mill property tax increase proposed by the Washtenaw County Intermediate School District. This should provide Saline Area Schools with about $2.8 million a year annually.

City of Saline Plans Budget with $250,000 Deficit

 04/30/2016 - 02:24

City Manager Campbell noted that for the first time in a few years, the city’s projected expenditures (for fiscal year 2017) exceed their revenues. The gap is $249,000.  Reasons for lower revenue include an increase in state mandated personal property tax exemptions, and reduced state revenue sharing. New expenditures include a one-time cost for the Michigan Avenue Streetscape Project and the increased annual cost of fire protection.