Friday, February 2, 2018

5-10-2016-----The lies begin-----Muskegon to face county-wide vote on new senior services tax |

Muskegon to face county-wide vote on new senior services tax |
"...Residents will be asked to approve a 0.5 mill property tax for services to senior citizens. 
The owner of a $100,000 home would pay about $25 a year.
Money collected by the tax - an estimated $2 million a year - could be allocated to services such as 
  • home-delivered meals, 
  • homemaker/chore services, 
  • bathing and personal care, 
  • health and wellness programs, 
  • medication management, 
  • transportation, and 
  • adult day services throughout the county.

The Muskegon County Senior Wellness Committee is seeking the tax.
If approved, Muskegon County would oversee the funds while a committee could review and recommend grant proposals from appropriate agencies, according to a website promoting the tax. 
"An established fiduciary organization would monitor and evaluate the providers, ensuring quality standards and development of future needs, and report back to the community regularly on the use of the millage funding," according to the county Senior Wellness Committee..."
Read on!!

Remember their PROMISE?

From MLive article comments 5-10-2016--Read 'em all!-----Muskegon to face county-wide vote on new senior services tax |

Muskegon to face county-wide vote on new senior services tax |
Image result for muskegon senior millageSome comments from supporters...pre-vote.
Good to remember how "severely underfunded" these promised, "absolutely vital" programs were. 
And the hope and trust that supporters lent to the county to do the "right thing":
Muskegon to face county-wide vote on new senior services tax---Posted May 10, 2016

Your attitude is exactly why. Left to their own devices, the citizens would leave these programs-- absolutely vital programs for our seniors-- severely underfunded and unable to provide them. Relying on people like you to step up and fund these programs is the definition of a pipe dream.

The generosity of the community is definately noticed and appreciates. However, consider that the population of seniors is going to DOUBLE in size over the next 15 years. Even with the generosity of the community, there are not enough resources to help people age in their homes.
The County only approves the millage to be out on the ballot. This initiative is coming from a committee of volunteers who know the demand for services as there are already wait lists for services because there are not enough funds to supplement needed services.
Baby boomers planned for retirement and worked hard, but no one anticipated that a major recession would be such a huge set back in people's retirement.
The cost per house valued at $100,000 is $25 per year. Worth every penny to make sure our elders are cared for!

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