UPDATED: City of Brighton Bond Proposal Shot Down
The $5.6 million bond proposal would have paid for community improvements and infrastructure.
City of Brighton voters shot down the city's $5.6 million bond proposal for community improvements and infrastructure on Tuesday.
Unofficial results from the Livingston County Clerk's Office say 1,958 residents voted "no," while 1,833 residents voted "yes," with all four precincts reporting.
"I think that a positive result of this process is that our City Council provided our voters an opportunity to directly say what they want versus what they do not want regarding these subjects," City Manager Dana Foster said.
Foster said that he anticipates that he will be discussing possible options as what to do next regarding community and infrastructure improvements, planning and funding with City Council memebers during the annual City Council Goal-setting Retreat this weekend.
The $5.6 million bond included plans for residential curb and gutter improvements, residential street reconstructions, new sidewalk installations, sidewalk repairs and a camera monitoring system upgrade for key locations around the city to name a few.
The proposed bond millage would have picked up just as the 1996-97 bond was paid off. The estimated average millage rate would have been 1.12 mills, which would have increased current average debt service for residential customers by $1.18, commercial by $9.05 and industrial by $6.07.