A Muskegon County city is asking residents to approve a new tax to fund road repairs. On August 8, those living in Muskegon Heights will decide a 4-mill tax request to improve roads in their city.

City leaders say if approved, the tax would generate around $500,000 each year.

The city's manager and other city leaders believe residents would see the overall quality of roads in their city improve over time if there's money to do the work.

"We think we can resurface two to four blocks per year of our worst condition streets and still have a fair chunk of that money left over to do preventative maintenance on some of our streets that are getting there," said Jake Eckholm, Muskegon Heights City Manager.

On Wednesday, July 12, at Muskegon Heights City Hall, a public forum on the road millage will be held for residents who want to know more about the request. City officials will be on hand to answer questions about how the money would be spent.

The public forum begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at 2724 Peck Street.

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