SUTTONS BAY – Controversy over inflated mileage reimbursements at the Leelanau County Commission on Aging produced a bit of good news this week for county taxpayers:

Taxes are going down.

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week dropped the county’s COA millage by 31 percent, from 0.275 to 0.19, after an investigation into inflated mileage reimbursement payments to housekeepers at the COA revealed an excess COA fund balance of nearly $500,000.

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