by Elizabeth Wehman, editor

     On the ballot for the city of Owosso was a bond proposal for street improvements which passed for acquiring and constructing local and major streets in the city consisting of paving, repaving, reconstructing and improving streets, sidewalks, parking areas for the use of the city. The estimated millage to be levied in 2017 is 1.6697 mills and the estimated millage rate required to retire the bonds is 1.7479 mills. The proposal passed by 54.64 percent with 3,063 votes.

“I am very encouraged and thankful for all the work Bruce Cook and his committee put into their successful endeavor to promote the Owosso street bond proposal. Without those individuals becoming involved, I am sure the proposal would not have passed,” announced Owosso council member Burton Fox. “I also want to say a big thank you to all of those who voted on the proposal. Regardless of if you voted yes or voted no, you are so appreciated for taking the time and the effort to vote on this most important issue.”

   Fox says all the streets will not be repaired at the same time, but they want residents to know that the council has heard you and a program is being set up to equally spread the repairs throughout the city. “This program will not be based solely on doing the worst streets first, if we can invest in some streets that require less work and cost, they will be on the list of work along with the others,” added Burton. This type of program will allow the funds to accomplish more repairs adding additional years to those streets. An annual street maintenance will be presented by the city staff for council approval.

     “In the event you might have questions pertaining to the street program, feel free to contact me or any other council member for information,” Burton announced, “Once again, let me say thank you to everyone who voted and may you have safe and enjoyable travels in the city that should improve annually.”

Street Bond Passes for city of Owosso was last modified: November 14th, 2016 by Karen Elford