November 8, 2011 Election Proposals


Ann Arbor City (3 Proposals)
Ann Arbor Township (1 Proposal)
Milan City Public Library (1 Proposal)
Napoleon Community Schools (1 Proposal)
Northville Public Schools (1 Proposal)
Van Buren Public Schools (1 Proposal)
Sylvan Township (1 Proposal)

 

Ann Arbor City (3 Proposals)

 

PROPOSAL 1
ANN ARBOR CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT
TAX FOR STREET AND BRIDGE RESURFACING AND RECONSTRUCTION

Shall the Charter be amended to authorize a tax up to 2 mills for street and bridge reconstruction for 2012 through 2016 to replace the previously authorized tax up to 2 mills for street reconstruction for 2007 through 2011, which will raise in the first year of levy the estimated revenue of $9,091,000?

 

PROPOSAL 2
ANN ARBOR CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT
TAX FOR STREET AND BRIDGE RESURFACING AND RECONSTRUCTION
AND FOR SIDEWALK REPAIRS

(NOTE: ADOPTION OF PROPOSAL 2 IS CONDITIONED UPON
ADOPTION AT THIS ELECTION OF PROPOSAL 1)

Shall the Charter be amended to authorize a tax increase of up to 0.125 mills for 2012 through 2016 in addition to the street and bridge resurfacing and reconstruction millage of 2 mills, which 0.125 mills will raise in the first year of levy the estimated additional revenue of $563,000, to provide a total of up to 2.125 mills for sidewalk repair, street and bridge reconstruction and resurfacing?


PROPOSAL 3
ANN ARBOR CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT
RESTRUCTURING THE NUMBER OF APPOINTED CITIZEN TRUSTEES AND ELECTED GENERAL MEMBER TRUSTEES ON THE ANN ARBOR CITY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

For the purpose of adding two additional citizen trustees, removal of the City Administrator as a member of the Board, and decreasing the number of elected general member trustees, shall Section 17.2 (a) of the Charter be amended to restructure the composition of the nine-member City Employees Retirement Board of Trustees to a membership of 5 appointed citizen trustees, one elected trustee each for City general members, fire members, and police members, along with the continued membership of the City Controller?

 

Ann Arbor Township (1 Proposal)

 

Proposal to Renew Ann Arbor Township Public Safety Millage

Shall the previously voted increase in the authorized charter millage for Ann Arbor Charter Township for Fire and Police Protection Services on all taxable real and tangible personal property within Ann Arbor Charter Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan of 3.98 mills ($3.98 per $1,000 of taxable value) that expires on December 31, 2011, be renewed in an amount not to exceed 3.98 mills ($3.98 on each $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for a period of five years, 2012 through 2016 inclusive, to provide funds for the purpose of operating, equipping, upgrading, maintaining, constructing and purchasing for fire and police protection services or for any other purpose authorized by law for fire or police protection services, raising an estimated $1,925,172 in the 2012 calendar year?

 

Milan City Public Library (1 Proposal)

 

MILAN PUBLIC LIBRARY MILLAGE PROPOSAL

Shall the City of Milan, Counties of Washtenaw and Monroe, Michigan, be authorized to levy an amount not to exceed 25 cents ($0.25) per thousand dollars ($1,000) (0.25 mills) of the taxable value on all taxable property in the City for seven (7) years, beginning with the tax levy in 2012, as new additional millage to provide funds for library operating purposes for the Milan Public Library?  If approved and levied in its entirety in 2012, this millage would raise an estimated $47,387.

 

Napoleon Community Schools (1 Proposal)

 

BONDING PROPOSAL

Shall Napoleon Community Schools, Jackson and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Twenty-One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($21,800,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, for the purpose of:
 
erecting, furnishing and equipping additions to the high school; remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing and equipping and re-equipping the high school; acquiring and installing educational technology at the high school; and developing and improving the site?
 
The following is for informational purposes only:
 
The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2012, under current law, is 4.25 mills ($4.25 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).  The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is thirty (30) years.  The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 4.83 mills ($4.83 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.)

 

Northville Public Schools (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 Northville Public Schools, Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, be increased by 20.91 mills ($20.91 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2012 to 2021, 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 2012 is approximately $8,044,850 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2012 tax levy)?

 

Van Buren Public Schools (1 Proposal)

 

OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSITION EXEMPTING PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE AND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY

This millage will allow the school district to continue to levy not more than the statutory rate of 18 mills against non-principal residence and non-qualified agricultural property required for the school district to continue to receive its full revenue per pupil foundation allowance.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all taxable property except principal residence and qualified agricultural property as defined by law, in Van Buren Public Schools, Counties of Wayne and Washtenaw, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of five (5) years, 2012 to 2016, inclusive, to provide in part the funds to operate and maintain the school system? It is estimated that the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in the 2012 calendar year will be approximately $9,875,223 from the local taxes authorized in this proposal.  The proposed millage is a renewal of a previously authorized millage of 18 mills.

 

Sylvan Township (1 Proposal)

 

PROPOSAL FOR NEW MILLAGE INCREASE
FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF SYLVAN

Shall the limitation upon the total amount of general ad valorem taxes imposed upon real and tangible personal property for all purposes in any one year under the Michigan Constitution be increased in the Township of Sylvan, Washtenaw County, Michigan, by 4.75 mills (which is equal to $4.75 per $1,000 of taxable value of all such property) for a period of twenty (20) years, 2011 through 2030, inclusive, for the purpose of [1] paying the Township’s obligation to Washtenaw County, under the Sylvan Water System $5,000,000.00 contract and the Sylvan Wastewater System $7,500,000.00 contract between the County of Washtenaw and the Township of Sylvan, both dated July 2, 2001, and each extended by contract dated April 1, 2010, and [2] paying the Township’s $1,213,000.00 obligation to the Washtenaw County Treasurer for monies advanced by the Treasurer to the Township for Township sewer special assessment installments which were voided by court judgment and water special assessment installments which were declared uncollectible?  The amount of revenue the Township will collect if that millage is approved and levied by the Township in the first year is estimated to be $853,860.98.  The proposed millage is a new additional millage, the revenue from which would be disbursed to the Township of Sylvan, for payment to the County of Washtenaw and the Washtenaw County Treasurer as described above.

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