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Fate of Tuscola County’s road patrol is in voters’ hands

Tuscola County voters will be facing a big decision at the ballot box Tuesday. (WEYI)

Tuscola County voters will be facing a big decision at the ballot box Tuesday.

One of the biggest issues on the ballot there will be the decision on funding the sheriff's road patrol, which is the only 24-hour patrol in the county.

The sheriff's office is already pretty short staffed, and if the public safety doesn't get renewed it would make the situation even worse.

The millage would cost tax payers approximately $18 a year for a home value at $80,000.

The money from the millage would be used to add a K9 officer and increase staffing in the department.

The Tuscola County Sheriff says his staff is already operating on a shoestring budget.

The current millage will expire in December if it isn't renewed.

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