Special Assessment District for Police and Fire Information

The City of Frankenmuth is proposing the creation of a Special Assessment District to help fund public safety (Police and Fire services).  

This district would cover the entire City to assist in funding police and fire services (Public Safety).  The 2024-2025 projected budget for public safety is approximately $2.1 million. The City’s General Fund pays for all but $270,000. Historically, the only option for the City to raise funds to pay for General Fund services, including public safety, is to increase the general millage. Currently, the City’s general millage is 9.75 mills.

In Frankenmuth, the City is limited to the amount of general tax revenue that it can collect from the Downtown area under our current taxing structure. Shifting to a public safety Special Assessment District allows the City to see increased revenue from the downtown district without increasing taxes.

The City is proposing the following:

  • A Special Assessment District levy of 5.0 mills to provide for public safety
  • A reduction in the general millage from 9.75 mills to 4.75 mills
The first step in establishing a Special Assessment District is a public hearing, scheduled for February 7, 2024 at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at the City Township Government Center, 240 W. Genesee, Frankenmuth, Michigan. The City is also offering two informal opportunities for property owners to ask questions and receive additional information. Those meetings are:
Tuesday, January 30, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Monday, February 5, from noon until 4 pm

Both meetings are at the City Township Government Center. The meetings are an open house format so you are welcome to stop by at any time. Questions can also be directed to the City Manager via email

There are also two virtual meetings:

Friday, Feburary 2 at noon
Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85641202593

Monday, February 5 at 5:30 pm
Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88485464269

Additional information:
Cover letter and public notice
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