Residents question large budget 'surplus'


March 17, 2023

Thomson Township residents voted to approve a 3.91-percent tax levy increase for 2024, despite significant pushback from a few residents at the annual meeting Tuesday.

At the end of 2022, Thomson Township was left with a fund balance in its general operating expenses fund of almost $1.85 million. This amount concerned some residents, who felt that this “surplus” in funds should be applied toward the annual budget to take the burden off of taxpayers.

Resident Ole Larson had concerns during the review of the township’s annual statement and proposed tax levy.

“We’re gonna go here for a $63,000 in...

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