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EGR Millage Requests Approved

East Grand Rapids Public Schools voters on Tuesday approved a trio of tax requests by nearly three to one.

Two of the district’s millage renewal requests were for the state-authorized non-homestead tax on industrial and commercial properties, which does not include primary residences. The third, renewal of the sinking fund, was for capital repairs and improvements, and is estimated to collect $344,987 this year.

Approval of all three questions means the owner of a home valued at $300,000 will continue to pay about $75 a year.

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Morgan Jarema
Morgan Jarema is a reporter and copy editor, covering Kent ISD, Forest Hills and Northview. She is a Grand Rapids native and a product of Grand Rapids Public Schools, including Brookside and West Leonard elementaries, City Middle/High School and Ottawa Hills. She found her tribe in journalism in 1997 and has never wanted to do anything but write. For 15 years she was a freelance journalist for The Grand Rapids Press, covering local schools and government, religion, business, home & garden and lifestyles. She and her husband, John, think even those without kiddos should be invested in their local schools and made to feel a part of them. Read Morgan's full bio


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