Benton township

7:01 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Benton Township Board approves tax in commercial district for police patrols

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Tax will generate $194,000 next year to pay for patrols targeting the area
BENTON TOWNSHIP - Benton Township trustees on Tuesday enacted a tax assessment on its commercial district for a police patrol, despite protests from property owners and the threat of a lawsuit.
7:01 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Benton Township considers tax assessment to pay for police protection

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Retailers have been paying less in taxes because of successful appeals to the Michigan Tax Tribunal
BENTON TOWNSHIP - Facing declining tax revenue from its major retailers, Benton Township is considering a tax assessment on commercial properties so it can continue police patrols that target the business district, the retail hub of Berrien County.
7:33 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Benton Harbor library officials want Benton Township voters to approve tax

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Benton Township trustees ended their contribution to the library because of dwindling revenue
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor library officials want Benton Township voters to support a library tax. The Benton Harbor Library Board is facing a more than $300,000 drop in revenue in the next fiscal year because Benton Township is dropping its annual contribution.
8:15 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Audit spells out financial trouble for Benton Township

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Report says large spending cuts will be necessary because of loss of personal property tax revenue
BENTON TOWNSHIP - A financial audit of Benton Township for 2012 echoes the warnings trustees have been hearing for months from their own number crunchers.