Two levies will be making their way onto the May ballot for Wells Township.
The township received news about a month ago that the Cardinal Plant in Brilliant had filed a property tax appeal. This means the company will pay a significantly lower amount in taxes until a decision is reached in the matter.
As a result, the township’s budget has taken a major cut. Township officials now must come up with a plan to address the cut, even though they are working with limited information.
Joe Matthews, fiscal officer for Wells Township, said they are anxiously waiting for numbers from the county auditor’s office to find out just how much damage has and will be done.
Matthews has been informed that the entire process could take up to two years to play out, which means it might be up to the community to help ease the financial burden in the meantime.
The first check from the Cardinal Plant is expected to come in April, but township leaders say they hope to have answers before then.