The township's 2023-24 fiscal year (FY) operating budgets represent spending plans and provide blueprints of the township's effort to meeting cornerstones addressed in the Crystal Lake Township Master Plan.
There are currently three millages specific to Crystal Lake Twp. that appear on your tax bill. They include an operating .50 millage that your election officials and assisting staff use to run the township, helping to pay for everything from office supplies to salaries. There is a Special Assessment for Fire & Rescue services currently set a .65. And lastly, there is a Road Improvement millage due to expire in the fall of 2024 that was voted in at 1.00 mills but due to the Headlee Amendment it is currently "rolled back" to 96.94 mills. These millages are formally requested on a form, L-4029.
Prior year L-4029 Tax Rate Request forms have been published on the State website beginning with 2018 through current. To access these prior year forms, go to www.michigan.gov/propertytaxestimator / Under Related Documents / PY Form 614/L-4029 Tax Rate Requests.
Feedback from the community was solicited at the Special Budget Hearing held at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. At this public hearing, budgets for the General, Cemetery, Fire/First Responders and Road Funds were presented, as well as salaries for all elected officials, staff and other hourly employees, and subsequently were approved. Also at this meeting the township operations millage was voted to be lowered from .6795 to .5000.
As of 4.1. 23, the following were adopted as the CLT budgets for FY 23-24 (*):
Fire/First Responders Fund
(*) Budgets may be --and often are-- amended through the fiscal year.