The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency meets the needs of hundreds of residents age 60 and older each year through its Senior Services Program. Much of that work is made possible by a local property tax levy, which will once again go to vote in Menominee County in next Tuesday’s Michigan election. Sally Kidd, Senior Services Director with the CAA says the millage dates back 30 years and the continuation of the 0.6 mill levy will net just under $470000 for the agency and will keep the doors open at Menominee County’s three senior centers.
Renelle Betters, Menominee Senior Center Administrator, says the centers not only offer weekday lunches, social activities, exercise, and educational opportunities, but they also act as hub to get more information about other critical services available to seniors.
The millage question will also be brought to Delta County voters with a request to increase the previous rate of 0.6 mills to 0.8. The financial impact of the millage on a Menominee County resident with a home worth 100-thousand dollars would be about 58-cents a week. In Delta County, it would be 77-cents a week.