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Kent County voters embrace senior mileage renewal

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Voters overwhelmingly passed a Kent County Senior Millage renewal proposal on Tuesday, August 2.

Unofficial primary election results from the Kent County Clerk’s Office showed 95,064 voted yes and 39,400 voted no on the ballot proposal.

The Kent County Elderly Services mileage request was to maintain the current mileage rate of 0.50 mils for eight years, from 2023 to 2030. The amount raised in the first year is estimated at $13.8 million. dollars.

Funds mileage support services for residents aged 60+ with meals delivered to homes, transportation, personal care, home repairs, healthy aging classes, adaptive equipment and more.

Since 1999, the senior mileage has helped fund services that help seniors stay in their own homes and communities as they age. Officials say more than 22,000 Kent County residents received support last year through 51 different services.

The tax costs the average homeowner about $100.75 a year, according to the Kent County Main Committee, using the county’s median property value of $201,500.

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