Voters OK millage renewals

MARQUETTE – Millage renewal requests in Michigamme and Wells townships were approved by voters in Tuesday’s election.

In Michigamme Township, a 2.5-mill levy for fire/emergency services was renewed for 15 years, beginning in 2014. The proposal was approved by a 61 to 4 vote. The millage levy will generate about $130,821 in its first year.

In Wells Township, a 1.49-mill levy for general operating expenses was renewed for five years, beginning in 2014. The renewal was approved by a vote of 18 for and 10 against. The millage levy will generate approximately $39,750 in the first year.