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Voters to vote on millage in Sturgis

Voters in the city of Sturgis will have an opportunity later this year to decide whether to support a financial request exclusively for road and sidewalk repairs.

Members of the city council Wednesday voted to put a millage request proposal before city residents May 7.

The question will give city officials an opportunity to dedicate a 3-mil, 10-year property tax to cover the dedicated fund. City manager Mike Hughes said the city is facing a mounting number of road-repair issues and the money to address the problem is becoming more difficult to budget.

Hughes said the average homeowner would pay an additional $100 a year if the proposal is supported.

He added that during public comment on the matter, those who spoke about the issue were in favor of putting the request before voters.