Oshtemo Township board approves 1 percent pay hike for officials, increases meeting pay for trustees
The board voted Tuesday to raise the salaries for the supervisor, clerk and treasurer 1 percent to $64,653 each.
The trustees’ annual salary of $2,400 was approved unchanged.Oshtemo Township raises assessments for police protection, looks to put more deputies on patrol
Their per-meeting pay for township board meetings will go from $50 to $100, while their committee meeting pay will stay at $50 per meeting.
The township board voted unanimously Tuesday to set the rates at 1.25 mills for the residential, agricultural and industrial properties in district 2009-1 and 3.25 for the commercial, multi-family and high-density residential properties in district 2003-1.
Currently, district 2009-1 pays 0.5 mills and district 2003-1 pays 2.5 mills.
With the change in rates, the owner of a home with a market value of $144,000 -- the average in Oshtemo Township – will pay $90 a year, up from $36 currently, starting in 2014.
For a commercial property with a market value of $736,086 -- the average in Oshtemo -- the change means a tax increase from $954 to $1,240 annually. For a multi-family property with a market value of $2,471,784 -- the average in Oshtemo -- the change means an increase from $3,089 to $4,016.