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November 3, 2009 - Proposals

 

Ann Arbor City

PROPOSAL A
ANN ARBOR CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT


Shall Sections 7.4(a) (1) and (2) of the Ann Arbor City Charter be amended to permit the current
requirement of newspaper publication of City ordinances to be satisfied also by posting to the
City website, or by any media determined appropriate to inform the general public by City
Council?

____ Yes ____ No

PROPOSAL B
ANN ARBOR CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT


Shall Section 7.3(d) of the Ann Arbor City Charter which currently requires the newspaper
publication of a proposed zoning ordinance or amendment be amended to permit this
publication requirement to be satisfied by publication in any other media otherwise permitted by
law?

____ Yes ____ No

 

Webster Township

PROPOSAL C
WEBSTER TOWNSHIP POLICE AND FIRE PROTECTION
MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL


Shall Webster Township's previous voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 2 mills ($2 per $1,000 of taxable value) be renewed at 2 mills ($2 per $1,000 of taxable value), as presently reduced by the required millage rollbacks, and levied for five (5) years, beginning in 2010 and through 2014 inclusive, for the purpose of providing police and fire protection within Webster Township, raising an estimated $683,000. in 2010?

____ Yes ____ No

PROPOSAL D
WEBSTER TOWNSHIP FARMLAND AND OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION
MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL


Shall Webster Township's previous voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 0.5 mills ($0.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) be renewed at 0.5 mills ($0.50 per $1,000 of taxable value), as presently reduced by the required millage rollbacks, and levied for five (5) years, beginning in 2010 and through 2014 inclusive, for the purpose of permanently preserving farmland, open space, wildlife habitat, scenic views, and protect drinking water sources and the water quality of rivers and streams by funding the voluntary purchase of land or interests in land throughout Webster Township, and enabling Webster Township to take advantage of matching funds in the City of Ann Arbor and elsewhere, raising an estimated $170,733. in 2010?

____ Yes ____ No

PROPOSAL E
WEBSTER TOWNSHIP OPERATING MILLAGE
ROLLBACK OVERRIDE PROPOSAL


Shall Webster Township’s voted operating millage rate of 1.16 mills ($1.16 per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to 0.7790 mills ($0.7790 per $1,000 of taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be increased by 0.381 mills ($0.381 per $1,000 of taxable value) to the original voted operating millage rate to recover that millage reduction and be levied by Webster Township for five (5) years, beginning in 2010 and through 2014 inclusive, for general operating purposes, raising an estimated $131,919.11 in 2010?

____ Yes ____ No

 

Ypsilanti Township

PROPOSAL F
PROPOSAL FOR POLICE SERVICES MILLAGE NEW


Shall the Charter Township of Ypsilanti be authorized to levy and increase the limitations of the total amount of general ad valorem taxes which may be imposed in any one year upon real and tangible personal property in the Charter Township of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan, as provided by Section 6 of Article IX of the Constitution of Michigan, 1963, from 0.0 to 2.00 ($2 per $1000), for a period of four (4) years from 2009-2012 both inclusive, for the purpose of providing revenues for law enforcement services, community policing/neighborhood watch and ordinance enforcement? The first year of this levy shall generate estimated revenue of $3,230,770.

The new police services millage would generate revenues to replace police services revenues lost due to decrease in property values. In order to preserve township police coverage of 38 deputies and prevent further cuts in the number of deputies serving Ypsilanti Township the 2-mill tax increase is necessary.

____ Yes ____ No


Pinckney Community Schools

PROPOSAL G
BOND PROPOSAL
PINCKNEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BONDING PROPOSAL

Shall Pinckney Community Schools, Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Fifty-Nine Million Four Hundred Sixty-Five Thousand Dollars ($59,465,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for purposes of:

acquiring, installing and equipping technology for school facilities; constructing, equipping, developing and improving outdoor athletic and physical education facilities, play fields, playgrounds and storage sheds; partially remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, equipping and re-equipping school facilities; erecting, furnishing and equipping additions to Pathfinder Middle School, in part, to connect to Navigator Elementary School for a performing and visual arts wing; erecting, furnishing and equipping a facility for building and grounds and transportation; and acquiring, developing and improving sites?

The following is for informational purposes only:

It is estimated that .46 mill ($0.46 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) will be levied for the first series of the proposed bonds in 2010 for a -0- net increase in debt millage currently levied for outstanding bonds.  The maximum number of years each series of bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is twenty-five (25) years.  The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 2.45 mills ($2.45 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).

If the school district borrows from the State to pay debt service on the bonds, the school district may be required to continue to levy mills beyond the term of the bonds to repay the State.

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

____ Yes ____ No

PROPOSAL H
OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
PINCKNEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL

This proposal will allow the school district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance and renews millage that will expire with the 2009 tax levy.

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property,  except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Pinckney Community Schools, Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 5 years, 2010 to 2014, 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 2010 is approximately $3,885,100 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2009 tax levy)?

(Pursuant to State law, this millage is not levied on principal residences, qualified agricultural property, qualified forest property, or industrial personal property.)

____ Yes ____ No

 

Washtenaw Intermediate School District

PROPOSAL I
REGIONAL ENHANCEMENT MILLAGE PROPOSAL


Pursuant to state law, the revenue raised by the proposed millage will be collected by the intermediate school district and distributed to local public school districts based on pupil membership count.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Michigan, be increased by 2 mills ($2.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2009 to 2013, inclusive, to provide operating funds to enhance other state and local funding for local school district operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the intermediate school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2009 is approximately $30,000,000?

____ Yes ____ No

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