Pleasant Plains approves borrowing cemetery funds
PLEASANT PLAINS TWP. — During the Pleasant Plains Township Board meeting on Monday, board members approved transferring money from the township’s cemetery fund to the general fund to cover expenses.
The township is borrowing $180,000 from the Pleasant Plains Township Cemetery fund to help pay for fire equipment and other fire expenses, pay off the land contract the fire building is located on and possibly township offices, according to Pleasant Plains Township Supervisor Tammy Ghent.
The township will pay $20,000 per year back into the cemetery fund.
“This measure has been approved by our attorney. We will pay back more per year than what we spend for cemetery expenses,” Ghent said. “We are borrowing money from ourselves. This will help with our general fund budget and there will be very little interest.”
Also during the meeting, the township approved a resolution to place the township road and bridge millage for a half-mill on the Aug. 7 primary ballot.
The township did not renew the road and bridge millage before it expired, and are required to approve placing it on the primary election ballot.
“We wouldn’t be able to do repairs on the L-Lakes Bridge without this millage,” Ghent said.