Residents clash over Millcreek township issue

Posted at 12:40 PM, Oct 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-30 14:40:10-04

MILLCREEK, Utah -- Millcreek residents are split over a push to incorporate the township.

Those against the effort say it will bring unaccounted for start-up costs and lead to the failure of a road project at 2300 East.

"If we become a city, either way the citizens will be required to pay and fund over $500,000 for this road. It is not in the budget. We stand to lose this great improvement," said Roger Duley, who is against incorporation.

The multiphase road project is not at risk according to a man who supports the creation of the township.

"It is not accurate that that $560,000 has to be made up some way in additional taxes. That is revenue that has been promised on Fund B or C, depending on the classification on the road," said Steve Pohlman, who supports incorporation.

Those support the township say Millcreek residents are generating enough revenue to function efficiently on their own and that being part of the county means they have little control on how the money is spent.

The issue will be decided by voters on November 6.

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