Audit shows uptick in revenue
Northville Township's auditors, Plante Moran, presented the Board of Trustees with the findings of an audit for 2011 on Thursday night.
Here are some of the highlights, according to the report:
- A representative from Plante Moran told the board that there's been a rise in revenues in the township. A sharp decline began in 2007 and, since 2010, has been rising to its present level.
- General fund revenues for 2011 were $5.68 million. The police fund revenues for 2011 were $5.87 million and the fire fund revenue was $4.18 million.
- The total revenue in the three areas amount to $15.7 million. That's an increase from 2010 by approximately $2 million.
- Expenditures – in the police, fire and general funds – in 2011 totaled $14 million, which is a slight increase from 2010.
- Public safety accounts for 58 percent of the governmental activities expenses, or $8.9 million. About $2.4 million was spent on "recreation and culture" and $2 million on general government.
Clerk Sue Hillebrand said her office would be sending out applications for absentee ballots for the August 7th election to more than 5,000 people in the township beginning May 29.
"It not only helps notify residents, it helps voter turnout," she said.
She also read the names of the 13 candidates running for board of trustees seats. One candidate who applied for all four available seats – supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustee – will have until Friday at 4 p.m. to choose which she will run for.
Hillebrand also said she received 49 applications from registered voters to serve as precinct delegates.
"This is the largest number we've had," she said.
Plot available for gardening
There is still a plot available to garden in the Thayer’s Corner Nature Area. Each area is 25x25 feet wide. So far, 74 people have registered for a spot. It costs $35 for the season.
Visit thayerscorner.org/ for more information.