Royal Oak Township officials are seeking a recount of the votes cast both for and against the proposed millage. The property tax increase was slated to help offset the cost of township operations.
Voters initially defeated the measure in the August primaries as well, by only six votes. Officials are claiming that if the measure fails, the township could be in danger of having to become part of a neighboring city rather than remain its own entity.
Officials cannot ask for a recount until November 18th, because official tallies aren’t due until the day before. The millage was scheduled to raise approximately $193,000 every year to offset costs.
Michael P. McConnell, ” Royal Oak Township seeks recount of defeated millage .” DailyTribune.com