Township trustees can levy property taxes in order to fund:
For the condemnation or purchase of lands to be used for cemeteries, a community center or playgrounds
To build or acquire a public hall. The maximum for this levy is 20¼ cents per $1,000 of assessed value.
To improve and the maintain cemeteries located in the township and in adjoining townships.
To improve and maintain public parks.
To improve to and maintain cemeteries not owned by the township if it is available for general public use. This levy can't exceed 6¾ cents per $1,000 of assessed value.
To provide emergency services to township residents.
Emergency Services Levy
The limits of the emergency services levy vary.
All other townships: 60 3/4 cents per $1,000 of assessed value
Townships with a population of 300,000 or more: 87 3/4cents per $1,000 of assessed value
Townships with a service agreement with a city: 74 1/4 cents per $1,000 of assessed value
A township can have a reserve fund which can be used to buy or replace supplies and equipment as need to provide emergency services. The trustees can credit up to 30 cents per $1,000 of the emergency levy to this reserve fund.