According to the results of a Citizen Survey released today, Ottawa County government continues to receive high marks from its residents. Seventy-eight percent of residents said that Ottawa County operations are heading in the right direction. A decade ago in 2008, just 54% of residents shared this view of the county.
An overwhelming majority (72%) reported their tax burden to be “about right” when considering the government services they receive compared to just 55% in 2008. Ottawa County has the fifth lowest millage rate in the state when compared to all 83 Michigan counties. On average, a resident pays about $270 annually for Ottawa County government services, such as law enforcement, courts, public health, record keeping and many others.