Countywide Road Millage

2024-34 Road Millage Renewal

Continuing to Pave the Way

In 2014, Ottawa County voters passed a countywide road millage of .5 mills for 10 years, 2015-2024.

Through the Headlee process, the millage rate is estimated to be renewed at .4578 mills (appx. $0.46 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation for a period of 10 years, 2025-2034.

100 percent of the millage funds collected within a township or city WILL ONLY be spent within that township or city.

Project Selection

Millage funds will be utilized to improve higher traffic volume roads that balance mobility and land access.

Pavement condition, capacity and congestion issues, crash history, maintenance problems, other funding sources are some of the project selection considerations.

Public involvement and input are a vital part of the project selection process.

$46 per year

Estimated annual cost for a home with a $100,000 taxable value.

Funding Use

Millage funds WILL NOT be spent on administration, operating costs, or on snow plowing or pothole patching type activities. Funds WILL ONLY be spent on actual road improvements.

Project Selection

Traffic volumes, safety concerns, and public involvement are some of the vital components of the project selection process.

Road Millage Renewal FAQs

What is the Ottawa County Road Millage renewal?

The Ottawa County road millage is a property tax levied to fund road improvements and maintenance within the county. The millage was initially approved by Ottawa County voters in 2014 for 10 years (2015-2024).

The renewal would continue the road millage for another 10 years (2025-2034) at an adjusted rate of .4578 mills, which is approximately $0.46 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation.

If approved and levied in its entirety in the first year of authorization, the millage would raise an estimated $7,142,000. Countywide road millage would be disbursed to the Ottawa County Road Commission, the Cities of Coopersville, Ferrysburg, Grand Haven, Holland, Hudsonville, and Zeeland, and the Village of Spring Lake.

What is the ballot language?

Shall the current countywide road millage rate, as approved by the voters in 2014, be renewed at a reduced rate for a period of ten (10) years beginning in the 2025 calendar year and ending December 31, 2034, as provided for by Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, for the sole purpose of funding the reconstruction, resurfacing, and preventative maintenance of public roads and streets within Ottawa County?

The current countywide road millage rate is 0.4767 mills. Based on Headlee rollbacks, the estimated reduced millage rate in 2025 will be 0.4578 mill (approximately Forty-Six Cents ($0.46) of each One Thousand ($1,000) Dollars of Taxable Value) assessed against taxable property within the County of Ottawa, Michigan. If approved and levied in its entirety in the first year of authorization, this millage will raise an estimated $7,142,000. In accordance with State law, the countywide road millage will be disbursed to the Ottawa County Road Commission, the Cities of Coopersville, Ferrysburg, Grand Haven, Holland, Hudsonville, and Zeeland, and the Village of Spring Lake.

How much would this renewal cost me?

The renewed millage rate is estimated to be approximately $0.46 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation. For example, if a property has a taxable value of $100,000, the annual cost would be about $46.

Where will the millage funding be spent?

100 percent of the millage funds collected within a specific township or city will be used exclusively in that township or city. That means funds will stay in the community they’re collected in, funding projects directly in those communities.

Why isn't current state funding enough to fund road improvements?

State road funding has not kept pace with the increasing costs of road construction and maintenance due to inflation and rising material costs. Additionally, fuel-efficient vehicles consume less fuel, which reduces revenue from fuel taxes—a primary source of state road funding. Improving Michigan’s roads will take a variety of funding sources including federal, state and local money to improve road conditions.

How will millage funded projects be selected?

Funds will be used to improve higher traffic volume roads that balance mobility and land access. This includes addressing pavement condition, capacity and congestion issues, crash history, and maintenance problems.

Projects are selected based on several factors, including:

  • Pavement condition
  • Capacity and congestion issues
  • Crash history
  • Maintenance problems
  • Availability of other funding sources
Will there be public involvement in project selection?

Yes, public involvement and input are a vital part of the project selection process. Community feedback helps determine priority and ensures that the selected projects meet the needs of residents.

2014-24 Road Millage 

Background

In November 2014, the residents of Ottawa County passed a millage of ½ mil per year for ten years (2015-2024) for the purposes of providing a fund for the reconstruction, resurfacing, and preventative maintenance of roads in Ottawa County.

How were road millage projects were selected?
  • The focus for the countywide road millage funds was on the primary road system. Primary roads are established by Public Act 51 and approved by the State Transportation Commission. They are typically selected according to their importance to the county. All of the primary roads are noted on the Ottawa County Road Map.
  • Millage funds were not spent on administration or operating costs, or on routine maintenance activities such as snow removal, pothole filling, pavement marking, roadside mowing, tree removals, traffic road sign installation, etc.
  • Road millage funded projects were be selected utilizing the Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) process. A SIP is developed annually and implemented based on input and comments from local governmental officials and the general public.
  • 100% of the millage revenues generated within a township were only be spent on road improvements within that township.

2014-24 Road Millage Projects

The following list summarizes the projects made possible with 2014-24 Countywide Road Millage funds.

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The following list summarizes the projects made possible with 2014-24 Countywide Road Millage funds:

TOWNSHIPLOCATIONSCOPEMILLAGE AMOUNTTOTAL COSTYEAR
Allendale
68th Ave.
Fillmore St. to M-45
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder & Extension of Turn Lanes$430,133$727,1332017
Allendale
68th Ave.
M-45 to Grand River
Resurfacing$508,013$775,0132021
Allendale
64th Ave.
Fillmore St. to M-45
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulders$1,194,800$1,194,8002024
Blendon
Port Sheldon St.
96th Ave. to 72nd Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$230,717$230,7172016
Blendon
72nd Ave.
New Holland St. to Port Sheldon St.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$705,743$705,7432020
Blendon
Port Sheldon St.
96th Ave. to 72nd Ave.
Resurfacing$700,000$1,699,5002025
Chester
Sehler St.
40th Ave. to 24th Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$122,639$122,6392017
Chester
Gooding St.
32nd Ave. to Kenowa Ave.
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulder$400,000$1,123,4872023
Crockery
Wilson St.
130th Ave. to 112th Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$106,928$106,9282017
Crockery
112th Ave.
Leonard Rd. to Cleveland St.
Resurfacing$278,768$278,7682021
Crockery
State Rd.
144th Ave. to 136th Ave.
Resurfacing$457,601$546,1942022
Crockery
State Rd.
144th Ave. to 136th Ave.
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulders$400,000$1,450.0002025
Georgetown
Baldwin St.
48th Ave. to 28th Ave.
Resurfacing$608,934$608,9342016
Georgetown
Cottonwood Dr.
Baldwin St. to Bauer Rd.
Reconstruction$1,294,049$5,982,1732018-19
Georgetown
36th Ave.
Port Sheldon St. to Fillmore St.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$1,255,425$1,255,4252019
Georgetown
40th Ave.
Port Sheldon St. to Baldwin St.
Resurfacing + 2' Paved Shoulder$432,837$432,8372019
Georgetown
Port Sheldon St.
40th Ave. to 48th Ave.
Reconstruction$1,339,439$1,839,4392020
Georgetown
Cottonwood Dr.
Bauer Rd. to Taylor St.
Reconstruct to 3 Lanes$1,541,000$1,891,0712021
Georgetown
Fillmore St./Cottonwood Dr.
Taylor St. to 48th Ave.
Resurfacing + Friction HMA & Culvert Replacements$1,616,536$3,391,5362022
Georgetown
18th & 20th Aves.
44th St. to Bauer Rd.
Resurfacing$73,558$791,7912023
Georgetown
22nd Ave./Van Buren St./14th Ave.
44th St. to Bauer Rd.
Resurfacing$1,049,317$2,163,0002024
Grand Haven
168th Ave.
Johnson St. to N. of Comstock St.
Resurfacing$447,355$447,3552016
Grand Haven
168th Ave.
Ferris St. to Johnson St.
Reconstruction with GHT DDA Improvements$120,0002017
Grand Haven
Lakeshore Dr.
Rosy Mound Dr. to City Limits
Resurfacing $323,474$323,4742018
Grand Haven
Lakeshore Dr.
Rosy Mound Dr. to Buchanan St.
Resurfacing$568,728$1,199,5872020
Grand Haven
Lakeshore Dr.
Fillmore St. to Buchanan St.
Resurfacing$855,000$855,0002021
Grand Haven
152nd Ave.
Lincoln St. to Mercury Dr.
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulder$698,830$698,8302023
Grand Haven
Lincoln St.
Lakeshore Dr. to U.S. 31
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulder$473,800$473,8002024
Grand Haven/Robinson
144th Ave./Lincoln St.
Intersection
RoundaboutGrand Haven: $355,000
Robinson: $355,000
$1,350,0002026
Holland
Douglas Ave.
144th Ave. to River Ave.
Resurfacing$279,093$279,0932015
Holland
Riley St.
Butternut Dr. to 136th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3’ Paved Shoulder$313,703$313,7032015
Holland
Quincy St.
136th Ave. to 120th Ave.
Resurfacing + 4’ Paved Shoulder$757,986$757,9862017
Holland
James St.
US-31 to Chicago Dr.
Resurfacing$804,715$1,152,7152019
Holland
Felch St.
U.S. 31 to 120th Ave.
Resurfacing$245,927$245,9272020
Holland
Riley St.
136th Ave. to U.S. 31
Resurfacing$436,576$436,5762020
Holland
Quincy St.
120th Ave. to 96th Ave.
Resurfacing + 4' Paved Shoulder$909,000$909,0002021
Holland
Lakewood Blvd.
144th Ave. to Butternut Dr.
Reconstruct to 3 Lanes/Resurfacing$1,488,950$1,888,9502022
Holland
Riley St.
112th Ave. to 96th Ave.
Resurfacing$535,667$1,030,0002024
Holland
Riley St.
112th Ave. to 96th Ave.
Resurfacing$739,334$1,236,0002025
Jamestown
Ransom St.
8th Ave. to Kenowa St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$63,128$63,1282016
Jamestown
8th Ave.
Riley St. to Jackson St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$188,596$188,5962018
Jamestown
32nd Ave.
Byron Rd. to Quincy St.
Turn Lane & Resurfacing$648,804$1,473,0542019
Jamestown
Riley St.
24th Ave. to 8th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$733,139$1,204,6922020
Jamestown
32nd Ave.
Adams St. to Byron Rd.
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulder$595,893$595,8932023
Olive
Port Sheldon St.
120th Ave. to 96th Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$230,580$230,5802016
Olive
120th Ave.
New Holland St. to Port Sheldon St.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$550,335$812,3352019
Olive
120th Ave./Port Sheldon St.
Intersection
Roundabout$400,000$1,350,0002026
Park
Butternut Dr.
Quincy St. to New Holland
Resurfacing $348,191$348,1912016
Park
152nd Ave.
Lakewood Blvd. to Ottawa Beach Rd.
Resurfacing $164,699$164,6992017
Park
Lakeshore Dr.
New Holland St. to Riley St.
Resurfacing + 4’ Paved Shoulder$802,034$802,0342018
Park
Lakeshore Dr.
New Holland St. to Riley St.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$802,034$802,0342020
Park
Lakeshore Dr.
168th Ave. to Lakewood Blvd.
Resurfacing + 4' Paved Shoulder$803,400$803,4002021
Park
Lakewood Blvd.
144th Ave. to Lakeshore Dr.
Resurfacing + 4' Paved Shoulder$983,827$1,850,0332022
Park
Ottogan St.
South Shore Dr. to City Limits
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulder$525,432$525,4322023
Park
South Shore Dr.
Over Montello Park Drain
Bridge Replacement$515,000$515,0002024-25
Park
152nd Ave.
Lakewood Blvd. to New Holland St.
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulder$2,090,000$2,090,0002025
Polkton
State Rd.
80th Ave. to 72nd Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$82,667$82,6672016
Polkton
56th Ave.
Cleveland St. to Wilson St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$188,807$188,8072020
Polkton
Leonard Rd.
68th Ave. to 88th Ave.
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulder$341,737$1,383,9282023
Port Sheldon
Lakeshore Dr.
Croswell St. to Butternut Dr.
Resurfacing $349,282$349,2822017
Port Sheldon
Lakeshore Dr.
Croswell St. to Fillmore St.
Resurfacing$637,468$637,4682019
Port Sheldon
Croswell St.
Lakeshore Dr. to U.S. 31
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$336,840$1,086,8402021
Port Sheldon
Butternut Dr.
New Holland St. to Lakeshore Dr.
Resurfacing$1,108,830$1,108,8302023
Robinson
120th Ave.
M-45 to Lincoln St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$105,452$105,4522017
Robinson
Lincoln St.
M-231 to 112th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$464,452$464,4522019
Robinson
112th Ave./Osborn St.
Lincoln St. to 104th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$419,844$419,8442022
Spring Lake
168th Ave./Hemlock Dr.
Van Wagoner St. to West Spring Lake Rd.
Resurfacing + 3’ Paved Shoulder $792,189$792,1892017
Spring Lake
State Rd.
Fruitport Rd. to 144th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$570,880$570,8802019
Spring Lake
148th Ave.
Leonard St. to Fruitport Rd.
Resurfacing + 2' Paved Shoulder$800,000$1,494,8832020
Spring Lake
Hickory St./Palm Dr.
174th Ave. to County Line
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$217,081$978,4432022
Spring Lake
Van Wagoner St.
168th Ave. to W. Spring Lake Rd.
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulder$475,000$475,0002024
Spring Lake
Kelly St.
Fruitport Rd. to 148th Ave.
Resurfacing$566,500$566,5002024
Tallmadge
Linden Dr.
M-45 to Leonard St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$105,452$105,4522017
Tallmadge
Leonard St.
Linden Dr. to 24th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$161,556$508,5562019
Tallmadge
Leonard St.
48th Ave. to Linden Dr.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$547,146$547,1462021
Tallmadge
Linden St./Luce St./Fennessey St.
M-45 to Kenowa Ave.
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulder$1,000,000$1,572,5102025
Wright
Arthur St.
32nd Ave. to Kenowa Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$80,000$299,0132017
Wright
Cleveland St.
48th Ave. to 24th Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$251,726$251,7262020
Wright
Comstock St.
16th Ave. to 8th Ave.
Resurfacing$195,908$195,9082022
Wright
8th Ave./Hayes St.
Garfield St. to Kent County
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulder$300,000$1,033,0002025
Zeeland
Adams St.
96th Ave. to 88th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3’ Paved Shoulder$267,060$267,0602016
Zeeland
Adams St.
64th Ave. to 48th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3’ Paved Shoulder$581,725$581,7252017
Zeeland
Perry St./92nd Ave.
96th Ave. to BL-196
Resurfacing$280,969$280,9692020
Zeeland
Quincy St.
96th Ave. to 72nd Ave.
Resurfacing + 2' Paved Shoulder$733,603$733,6032022
Zeeland
64th Ave.
Chicago Dr. to Byron Rd.
Resurfacing + Paved Shoulders$564,137$1,027,1372023