Linden — Linden residents will vote on a mosquito control millage rate in November.
On Monday, May 9, Linden City Council approved a resolution to establish a millage rate for mosquito control at 0.3688 mils.
If approved in November, it will raise approximately $48,789 in the first year. The levy will last four years, 2023 through 2026.
In the past, the city has sought bids for mosquito control and has entered into contracts with Advanced Pest Management, according to a letter from Clerk Tessa Sweeney. If the millage is approved by voters in the November general election, the cost shall be borne through the millage.
Ballot language: Shall the previously voted millage of .3688 mills (0.40 per $1,000 of taxable value) for the provision of mosquito control services be renewed and imposed upon all taxable property in the City of Linden in the amount of 0.3688 mills (0.3859 mills as reduced by the required millage rollbacks) for 4 years, 2023 through 2026, inclusive? If the renewal millage is levied in its entirety, it is estimated that the 0.3688 mills would raise approximately $48,789 when first levied in 2023.