May 3, 2011 Election Proposals

 

Clinton Community Schools - LENAWEE COUNTY (1 Proposal)
Columbia School District - JACKSON COUNTY (1 Proposal)
Dexter Township (2 Proposals)
Northfield Township (1 Proposal)
Northville Public Schools - WAYNE COUNTY (1 Proposal)
Pittsfield Township (1 Proposal)
Sharon Township (1 Proposal)
Washtenaw Intermediate School District (1 Proposal)

 


Clinton Community Schools - LENAWEE COUNTY (1 Proposal)

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 and other property exempted by law, 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, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Clinton Community Schools, Lenawee and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills $18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for the year 2011, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2011 is approximately $982,273 (this is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2010 tax levy)?

 

Columbia School District - JACKSON COUNTY (1 Proposal)

BONDING PROPOSAL

Shall Columbia School District, Jackson, Lenawee, Washtenaw and Hillsdale Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, for the purpose of:

remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing and equipping and re-equipping school buildings; developing and improving sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, playgrounds and athletic facilities; and developing and improving sites?

The following is for informational purposes only:

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2011 is 0.35 mill ($0.35 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation). The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, will not exceed ten (10) years for any single series of bonds. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 1.03 mills ($1.03 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).

(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.)

 

Dexter Township (2 Proposals)

Fire Millage

Shall Dexter Township impose an increase of up to 1.7 mills ($1.70 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for three (3) years, 2011 through 2013 inclusive for the purpose of providing funds for the provision of all lawful fire and emergency services including personnel, equipment and facilities, which 1.7 mills increase will raise an estimated $501,553.00 the first year the millage is levied?

Police Millage Renewal

Shall Dexter Township renew the previously voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of up to 1.5 mills ($1.50 per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to 1.4856 mills ($1.4856 per $1,000 of taxable value) for three (3) years, 2011 through 2013 inclusive, for police services, including, but not limited to: Contracting for police services; hiring police officers and related staff; purchase and or lease of police vehicles and equipment; construction, purchase and or lease of facilities for police operations; contracting for dispatch services; and any and all other services related to police activities within Dexter Township, raising an estimated $438,298.00 in the first year the millage is levied?

 

Northfield Township (1 Proposal)

POLICE PROTECTION MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL B

This proposal will allow the Township to continue to levy that portion of 2 mills previously approved by electors to fund police protection in Northfield Township which is scheduled to expire with the 2011 levy.  This millage has been reduced by operation of the Headlee amendment to 1.8684 mills.

As a renewal of previously authorized millage which will expire with the 2011 levy, shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Township of Northfield, County of Washtenaw, Michigan, be increased by 1.8684 mills ($1.8684 per thousand dollars of taxable value) for a period of four (4) years, 2012 to 2015, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for police protection in Northfield Township?  It is estimated that 1.8684 mills would raise approximately $329,627.94 when first levied in 2012.

 

Northville Public Schools - WAYNE COUNTY (1 Proposal)

MILLAGE PROPOSAL, BUILDING AND SITE
SINKING FUND TAX LEVY FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Northville Public Schools, Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy not to exceed 1.00 mill ($1.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2011 to 2015, inclusive, to create a sinking fund for the construction or repair of school buildings and all other purposes authorized by law; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2011 is approximately $2,414,147?

 

Pittsfield Township (1 Proposal)

Millage Proposal

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on the taxable property within the Charter Township of Pittsfield be increased in an amount not to exceed 1.95 mills ($1.95 on each $1,000.00 of taxable value) for a period of 10 years, beginning in the year 2012 and ending in the year 2021, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds to the Department of Public Safety for operating expenses; for sworn police officers, firefighters and support personnel; for replacement and additional fire apparatus; for capital requirements, including equipment acquisition; and for related program support for the Department of Public Safety?  It is estimated that 1.95 mills would raise approximately $3,300,000 when first levied in 2012.

 

Sharon Township (1 Proposal)

Proposed Millage for Fire Services

Shall Sharon Township impose an increase of up to 0.5 mill ($0.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for 2 years, 2011 through 2012 inclusive, for fire protection and emergency medical services, which 0.50 mills increase will raise an estimated $45,966 in the first year the millage is levied of which all or a portion may be disbursed to such other local emergency units of government as the Township Board determines appropriate?

 

Washtenaw Intermediate School District (1 Proposal)

SPECIAL EDUCATION MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL

This proposal will allow the intermediate school district to levy the special education millage previously approved by the electors.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Michigan, be increased by .9850 mill ($0.9850 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 7 years, 2011 to 2017, inclusive, to provide funds for the education of students with a disability (the above is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2010 tax levy); the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2011 is approximately $14,000,000?

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