August 3, 2010 - Proposals

 

 

 

Augusta Township (1 Proposal)

Fire Protection and Prevention

Shall the Charter Township of Augusta, Washtenaw County, Michigan, be authorized to levy and increase up to 2.0 mills ($2.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation 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 Augusta, Washtenaw County, Michigan, as provided by Section 6 of Article IX of the Constitution of Michigan, 1965 for a period of five (5) years from 2010 through 2014 inclusive, for the purpose of providing fire protection and prevention, and where this 2.0 mill increase will raise an estimated $417,696 in the first year the millage is levied?

 

Freedom Township (1 Proposal)

TAX-RATE LIMITATION AND LEVY PROPOSAL
(ROAD MAINTENANCE)

Shall the limitation on the total amount of general ad valorem taxes which may be assessed in any one year upon real and tangible personal property in the Township of Freedom, Washtenaw County, Michigan, be increased, as provided by Section 6 of Article IX of the Constitution of Michigan, 1963, by 0.25 mills ($0.25 per $1,000.00) of the taxable value for a period of five (5) years, 2010-2014, inclusive, and shall the levy of such a tax be authorized for the purpose of providing additional revenue for road maintenance, which increase will raise in the first year of such levy an estimated $23,000?

 

Manchester Township (3 Proposals)

Extra Voted Operating Millage Renewal

Shall the expired previous voted increases in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution on general ad valorem taxes within Manchester Township, of 0.25 mills ($0.25 per $1,000 of Taxable value), reduced to 0.2474 mills ($0.2474 per $1,000 of Taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at and increased up to the original voted 0.25 mills ($0.25 per $1,000 of Taxable value) and levied for 5 years, for the period of 2010 through 2014 inclusive, for General Township Operating Purposes within Manchester Township, raising in the first year the millage is levied an estimated $49,133?

 

Extra Voted Road Maintenance Millage Renewal

Shall the expired previous voted increases in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution on general ad valorem taxes within Manchester Township, of 0.35 mills ($0.35 per $1,000 of Taxable value), reduced to 0.3464 mills ($0.3464 per $1,000 of Taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at and increased up to the original voted 0.35 mills ($0.35 per $1,000 of Taxable value) and levied for 5 years, for the period of 2010 through 2014 inclusive, for Maintenance o f Roads within Manchester Township, raising in the first year the millage is levied an estimated $68,786?

 

Extra Voted Fire Equipment Millage Renewal

Shall the expired previous voted increases in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution on general ad valorem taxes within Manchester Township, of 0.25 mills ($0.25 per $1,000 of Taxable value), reduced to 0.2474 mills ($0.2474 per $1,000 of Taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at 0.15 mills ($0.15 per $1,000 of Taxable value) and levied for 5 years, for the period of 2010 through 2014 inclusive, for Purchase of Fire/Rescue Equipment for Manchester Township raising in the first year the millage is levied an estimated $29,480?

 

Northfield Township (3 Proposals)

TAX-RATE LIMITATION AND LEVY PROPOSAL A
Fire Service and Medical Rescue Millage Renewal

Shall the limitation on the total amount of general ad valorem taxes which may be assessed against all  real and tangible personal property in the Township of Northfield, County of Washtenaw, Michigan, be increased, as provided by Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution, 1963, by the renewal of an amount equal to 1.9240 mills ($1.92 on each $1,000) of the state equalized valuation or taxable value when different for a period of three (3) years,  2011 – 2013, inclusive, and shall the levy be authorized, for the purpose of providing funds for all lawful fire and medical rescue services including equipment in Northfield Township, which increase will raise in the first year of levy, the estimated revenue of $634,202.23?

 

TAX-RATE LIMITATION AND LEVY PROPOSAL B
RENEWAL-POLICE PROTECTION

Shall the limitation on the total amount of general ad valorem taxes which may be assessed against all real and tangible personal property in the Township of Northfield, Washtenaw County, Michigan, be increased as provided by Section 6, Article IX of the Constitution of Michigan, 1963, by the renewal of an amount equal to one mill ($1.00 on each $1,000) of the state equalized valuation or taxable value when different for a period of five (5) years, 2011-2015, inclusive, and shall the levy be authorized, for the purpose of providing revenue for police protection in Northfield Township, which increase will raise in the first year of levy, the estimated revenue of $329,626.94?

 

TAX-RATE LIMITATION AND LEVY PROPOSAL C
RENEWAL-POLICE PROTECTION

Shall the limitation on the total amount of general ad valorem taxes which may be assessed against all real and tangible personal property in the Township of Northfield, Washtenaw County, Michigan, be increased as provided by Section 6, Article IX of the Constitution of Michigan, 1963, by the renewal of an amount equal to 1.5 mills ($1.50 on each $1,000) of the state equalized valuation or taxable value when different for a period of five (5) years, 2011-2015, inclusive, and shall the levy be authorized, for the purpose of providing revenue for police protection in Northfield Township, which increase will raise in the first year of levy, the estimated revenue of $494,440.41?

 

Oakland Community College (1 Proposal)

MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL

Shall Oakland Community College be authorized to levy taxes in an amount not to exceed $0.7811 per thousand dollars ($1,000) (0.7811 mills) of the taxable value of all taxable property in the College District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the July 1, 2012, tax levy, as a renewal of that portion of the millage authorization previously authorized by the electors to provide funds for all Community College purposes authorized by law? It is estimated the 0.7811 mills would raise approximately $38,502,796 when first levied in 2012.

 

Saline Area Schools (1 Proposal)

BONDING PROPOSAL

Shall Saline Area Schools, Washtenaw County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Twenty-Eight Million Dollars ($28,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, for the purpose of:

remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping school buildings; acquiring and installing educational technology in school buildings; acquiring school buses; and developing and improving playgrounds and sites?

The following is for informational purposes only:

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2011, under current law, is
-0- mill ($0.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).  The maximum number of years the 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 1.28 mills ($1.28 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, or other operating expenses.)

 

Sharon Township (1 Proposal)

Judgment Funding Bond Proposal

Shall the Township of Sharon, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed Eight Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($880,000.00) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, payable in not more than fifteen (15) years from issuance, for the purpose of paying a judgment in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court against the Township of Sharon, Michigan (the “Township”) in favor of the Gourley Family, LLC, the costs and interest on the judgment, and all cost in connection with issuing said bonds? The estimated millage to be levied in 2010 is 1.05 mills ($1.05 per $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds is .8965 mills ($0.8965 per $1,000 of taxable value). The millage will be used to pay debt service on the bonds. THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS SHALL BE PAYABLE FROM THE GENERAL FUNDS OF THE TOWNSHIP INCLUDING AD VALOREM TAXES LEVIED WITHOUT LIMITATION IN SUFFICIENT AMOUNTS TO PAY THE ANNUAL PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS.

 

York Township (1 Proposal)

Tax-Rate Limitation and Levy Proposal
(Public Safety - Renewal )

Shall the expired previous voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution in York Charter Township, of 1 mill ($ 1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to .9702 mill ($0.9702 per $1,000 of taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at .9702 mill ($0.9702 per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied 4 years, 2010 through 2013 inclusive, for public safety, raising an estimated $356,730.00 in the first year the millage is levied?

 

Ypsilanti City (1 Proposal)

Charter Amendment – Public Transit

An Amendment to Section 6.01 of Article VI, Taxation, of the City Charter to restore the levy of 0.9789 mills for Public Transit purposes

This amendment will authorize, in any year a millage is NOT otherwise levied for county wide or regional public transit, or when needed to supplement a county wide or regional millage, as approved by City Council, a tax of 0.9789 mills solely for public transit purposes. Approval would increase the tax levy by 0.9789 mills as new additional millage in excess of the limitation imposed by law, restoring the authorized  Charter millage to 20 mills, since reduced by the Headlee amendment. It is estimated that if levied, 0.9789 mills would raise approximately $281,429 when first levied in 2011.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?

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