There was a Ypsilanti City Council meeting this morning at 7am. The meeting was called by Ypsilanti Mayor Amanda Edmonds. The reason for the meeting was to decide if a new Water Street debt millage should be voted on in November. I received word this morning from Beth Bashert that council voted not to put the millage on the ballot for November. Beth Bashert will be representing Ward 2 on city council in the fall. The millage proposal was defeated by a small margin on August 5.
If the Water Street millage had passed in August Ypsilanti residents who own a home that is worth $100,000 or more would pay a paltry $9.50 a month to whittle down the remaining $10 million Water Street debt. I certainly would not have had a problem with paying basically nine bucks a month to be rid of this tiresome debt.
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