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February, 2007 Proposals - Schools

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Whitmore Lake Public Schools (3)



Plymouth-Canton Community Schools


PLYMOUTH-CANTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
COUNTIES OF WAYNE AND WASHTENAW

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT BOND PROPOSITION

Shall the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Counties of Wayne and Washtenaw, State of Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Sixty-Two Million One Hundred Thousand and 00/100 ($62,100,000) Dollars and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore, in one or more series, for the purpose of paying for the cost of the following:

 Erecting, equipping and furnishing a new middle school building and acquiring, preparing, developing and improving the site for a new middle school building;

 Erecting, equipping and furnishing additions to school buildings and preparing, developing and improving sites for additions to school buildings;

 Remodeling, re-equipping, re-furnishing school buildings and other facilities, preparing, developing and improving sites at school buildings and other facilities, and purchasing school buses; and

 Equipping and re-equipping school buildings for technology systems and equipment?

The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of refunding, is not more than twenty-five (25) years; the estimated millage that will be levied to pay the proposed bonds in the first year is 0.60 mills (which is equal to $0.60 per $1,000 of taxable value); and the estimated simple average annual millage that will be required to retire the bonds over twenty-five (25) years is 0.53 mills annually ($0.53 per $1,000 of taxable value)

If approved by the voters the bonds will be guaranteed by the State of Michigan under Section 16 of Article IX of the State Constitution of 1963, as amended. If the School District borrows from the State of Michigan to pay debt service on the bonds under the State of Michigans guarantee the School District may be required to levy debt mills beyond the term of the bonds to repay the State of Michigan.

(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for teacher, administrator or employee salaries, repair or maintenance costs or other operating expenses.)

YES___________

NO____________



Whitmore Lake Public Schools


PROPOSITION I

WHITMORE LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
WASHTENAW AND LIVINGSTON COUNTIES, MICHIGAN

OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL

This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property except principal residence, qualified agricultural property and qualified forest property required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, exempting therefrom principal residence, qualified agricultural property and qualified forest property as defined by law, in Whitmore Lake Public School District, Washtenaw and Livingston Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2007 to 2016, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2007 is approximately $2,319,000.00 (this is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2006 tax levy)?

YES___________

NO____________

PROPOSITION II

WHITMORE LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
WASHTENAW AND LIVINGSTON COUNTIES, MICHIGAN

OPERATING MILLAGE PROPOSAL

This proposal will enable the school district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property except principal residence, qualified agricultural property and qualified forest property required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, exempting therefrom principal residence, qualified agricultural property and qualified forest property as defined by law, in Whitmore Lake Public School District, Washtenaw and Livingston Counties, Michigan, be increased by 2 mills ($2.00 on each $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2007 to 2016 inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2007 is approximately $110,070.00 (this millage is to restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and will be levied only to the extent necessary to restore that reduction)?


YES___________

NO____________


PROPOSITION III

WHITMORE LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
WASHTENAW AND LIVINGSTON COUNTIES, MICHIGAN

MILLAGE PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE EARMARKED
FUNDS TO OPERATE A SYSTEM OF
PUBLIC RECREATION AND PLAYGROUNDS

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Whitmore Lake Public School District, Washtenaw and Livingston Counties, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy not to exceed .10 mills ($0.10 on each $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) for a period of 16 years, 2007 to 2022, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for operating a system of public recreation and playgrounds; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2007 is approximately $36,600.00 (this millage is to restore the existing recreational millage levy to .62 mill, which millage has been reduced as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963)?


YES___________

NO____________

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