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The Chelsea Area Fire Authority will be on the May 2nd, 2023 ballot to renew its current millage. This millage is to operate on a day to day basis. All costs associated with it go to personnel, equipment, vehicle, etc. to continue to function and serve the residents and visitors of four communities covered by the aithority: City of Chelsea, and Lima, Lyndon, and Sylvan Townships.

The millage is a 5-year renewal. The current millage is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2023. The initial rate that was approved was 2.4 mills. The renewal will be based off of 2.3557 due to the Headlee Act. Please see the ballot language that will appear on the absentee ballots and the voting locations.

If any voter needs more clarification regarding the millage renewal language, please contact Chief Robert Arbini at or call the office at 734-475-8755.

Chelsea Area Fire Authority Millage Renewal Proposal Ballot Language:

Shall the Chelsea Area Fire Authority, County of Washtenaw, Michigan, be authorized to levy a renewal of the previously voted increase in tax limitations, which expires in 2023, in an amount not to exceed 2.3557 mills ($2.3557 on each $1,000 of taxable value) against all taxable property within the limits of the Chelsea Area Fire Authority for a period of five (5) years, 2024 to 2028, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for all purposes authorized by statute and law, including operating and equipping the Chelsea Area Fire Authority? The estimate of the revenue the Chelsea Area Fire Authority will collect if the millage is approved and levied by the Chelsea Area Fire Authority in the first calendar year of levy (2024) is approximately $2,500,000. By law, the Chelsea Downtown Development Authority will receive a portion of the millage collected from the Chelsea Downtown Development Authority District only.


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