Opie, first of all Belleville Township did NOT have a road department, the only service it provided was General Assistance, two employees making around $250,000.00 with a caseload of about 40 .. seriously.
Belleville Township had the same boundary lines as Belleville, yes .. the taxpayers will save a ton of money by ridding that redundant tax burden. Hell, they couldn't find purposes for that money so they lined their own pockets with it! They could have given out grants if nothing else.
They could not pick up that expense without increasing taxes - the police force which I am thankful we have costs a small fortune to maintain.
Don and I live in the Village, I raised my children there, I love it and we both want to see it prosper and do well.