Benton Harbor

6:57 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Benton Harbor income tax will be on November ballot

Voters will be asked to impose 1% tax on residents and corporations and .5% tax on non-residents who work in city
BENTON HARBOR - Applause exploded in the standing-room-only audience after the Benton Harbor City Commission approved the city income tax ordinance 6-2 with one abstention. City voters will decide whether to impose the tax.
6:42 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Benton Harbor vote on income tax expected in November

Impact study on income tax expected in two to three weeks
BENTON HARBOR - After some doubt about the timing, Benton Harbor residents are once again expected to be able to vote on the city income tax in this November's election.
7:33 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Benton Harbor library officials want Benton Township voters to approve tax

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.
6:27 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Nonprofit conservancy to manage Benton Harbor parks

Commissioners say agreement will provide jobs to local residents
BENTON HARBOR - City commissioners Monday agreed to hand over management of city parks to a nonprofit conservancy. "I've been the big voice against the parks conservancy," Commissioner Trenton Bowens said before the vote.
9:13 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

Benton Harbor's future debated

New developments welcomed by some as improvement. But others question lack of revenue from projects
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor is a "cash-strapped" city.