August 5, 2014 - Proposals

State Proposal 14-1

Augusta Township

Dexter Township

Freedom Township

Northfield Township

Superior Township

York Township

Manchester Village

Chelsea District Library

Manchester Community Schools

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools

Wayne RESA

 

State Proposal 14-1

PROPOSAL 14-1

APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF

AMENDATORY ACT TO REDUCE STATE

USE TAX AND REPLACE WITH A LOCAL

COMMUNITY STABILIZATION SHARE TO

MODERNIZE THE TAX SYSTEM TO HELP

SMALL BUSINESSES GROW

AND CREATE JOBS

 

The amendatory act adopted by the Legislature would:

1. Reduce the state use tax and replace with a local community stabilization share of the tax for the purpose of modernizing the tax system to help small businesses grow and create jobs in Michigan.

2. Require Local Community Stabilization Authority to provide revenue to local governments dedicated for local purposes, including police safety, fire protection, and ambulance emergency services.

3. Increase portion of state use tax dedicated for aid to local school districts.

4. Prohibit Authority from increasing taxes.

5. Prohibit total use tax rate from exceeding existing constitutional 6% limitation.

Should this law be approved?

 

Augusta Township - 1 Proposal

AUGUSTA CHARTER TOWNSHIP

FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION MILLAGE RENEWAL

Shall the previous voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution in Augusta Charter Township, of 2.0 mills, which has been reduced by the required millage rollbacks to 2.0 mills, be renewed at 2.0 mills ($2.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for four (4) additional years, beginning in 2015 and through 2018 inclusive, for the purpose of providing fire protection and prevention, raising an estimated $394,058.86 in 2015?

 

Dexter Township - 2 Proposals

 

Fire Services 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 1.7 mills ($1.70 per $1,000 of taxable value), for five (5) years, 2014 through 2018 inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for the provision of all lawful fire and emergency services including personnel, equipment and facilities, raising an estimated $551,250.00 the first year the millage is levied.

 

Police Services 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 1.4586 mills ($1.4586 per $1,000 of taxable value), for five (5) years, 2014 through 2018 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 $472,973.00 in the first year the millage is levied.

 

Freedom Township - 1 Proposal

Do you want Freedom Township to withdraw from the Manchester District Library?

 

Northfield Township - 1 Proposal

FIRE SERVICE AND MEDICAL RESCUE MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL

This proposal will allow the Township to continue to levy 1.9240 mills previously approved by electors to fund fire service and medical rescue in Northfield Township which expired with the 2013 levy.

As a renewal of previously authorized millage which expired with the 2013 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 1.9240 mills ($1.9240 per thousand dollars of taxable value) for a period of three (3) years, 2014 to 2016, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for fire and medical rescue services including equipment in Northfield Township? It is estimated that 1.9240 mills would raise approximately $616,269 when first levied in 2014.

 

Superior Township - 2 Proposals

 

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP RENEWAL OF LAW ENFORCEMENT MILLAGE

Shall the previously voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution in the Charter Township of Superior of 2.25 mills ($2.25 per $1,000 of taxable value), which expires on December 31, 2014, be renewed at 2.25 mills ($2.25 per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for 4 years, 2015 through 2018 inclusive, for the purpose of law enforcement, which increase will raise an estimated $1,231,800 in the first year the millage is levied? A portion of the millage levied on Hyundai’s new construction only will be disbursed to the Local Development Finance Authority of the Charter Township of Superior.

 SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP RENEWAL OF FIRE MILLAGE

Shall the previously voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution in the Charter Township of Superior of 3.0 mills ($3.00 per $1,000 of taxable value), which expires on December 31, 2014, be renewed at 3.0 mills ($3.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for 4 years, 2015 through 2018 inclusive, for the purpose of providing additional revenue for fire protection and prevention, which increase will raise an estimated $1,642,401 in the first year the millage is levied? A portion of the millage levied on Hyundai’s new construction only will be disbursed to the Local Development Finance Authority of the Charter Township of Superior.

 

York Township - 1 Proposal

 

 Charter Township of York

Proposition for Police and Fire Public Safety Millage Renewal

 Shall the expired previous voted increases 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 5 years, 2014 through 2018 inclusive, to raise an estimated $372,884.00 in the first year of the millage levy for the purpose of providing funds to pay for police and fire public safety protection in the Township?

 

Manchester Village - 1 Proposal

 

 Bridge Bond Proposition

            Shall the Village of Manchester, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Six Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($635,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds, payable in not to exceed ten (10) years from the date of issuance, for the purpose of paying the cost of constructing a replacement bridge for the Main Street bridge over the River Raisin, including all related site improvements, appurtenances and attachments? The estimated millage to be levied in 2015 is 0.66 mills ($0.66 per $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds is 1.11 mills ($1.11 per $1,000 of taxable value).

 

Chelsea District Library - 1 Proposal

CHELSEA DISTRICT LIBRARY MILLAGE PROPOSAL

Shall the Chelsea District Library be authorized to levy a new additional tax annually upon the taxable value of all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the district of the Chelsea District Library in an amount not to exceed 0.32 mill ($0.32 for each $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of six (6) years (2014 through 2019, inclusive) to provide funds for all library purposes authorized by law?

This millage will raise estimated revenues of $255,000 in 2014 (the first year of the levy). To the extent required by law, a portion of the revenues from this millage (approximately 2.1% in the first year of the levy) will be captured within the district of and disbursed to the City of Chelsea Downtown Development Authority.

 

Manchester Community Schools - 2 Proposals

 

 

BONDING PROPOSAL

Shall Manchester Community Schools, Washtenaw and Jackson Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Three Million Six Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($3,635,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:

acquiring, installing and equipping instructional technology for school facilities; partially remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, equipping and re-equipping school facilities, in part, for technology and security; purchasing school buses; and developing and improving sites?

The following is for informational purposes only:

The estimated millage that will be levied for the first series of proposed bonds in 2014, under current law, is .94 mill ($0.94 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).  The maximum number of years for each series of bonds, exclusive of any refunding, is eight (8) years.  The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is .66 mill ($0.66 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).

The school district expects to borrow from the State School Bond Qualification and Loan Program to pay debt service on these bonds.  The estimated total principal amount of that borrowing is $1,541,794 and the estimated total interest to be paid thereon is $1,640,603.  The estimated duration of the millage levy associated with that borrowing is 23 years and the estimated computed millage rate for such levy is 8.50 mills.  The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.

The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $26,690,000.  The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is approximately $12,398,568.

(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.)

    

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 2014 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 Manchester Community Schools, Washtenaw and Jackson Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 20 years, 2015 to 2034, 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 2015 is approximately $1,116,679 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2014 tax levy)?

 

Plymouth-Canton Community 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 full foundation allowance per pupil under Proposal A. The remaining 2 mills are only available to be levied to restore millage lost as a result of a “Headlee” rollback and will only be levied to the extent necessary to restore that rollback.

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Wayne and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, be renewed by 20 mills ($20.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2015 to 2024, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and 18 mills are levied in 2015 is approximately $24,900,000 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire on November 30, 2014)?

 

Wayne RESA

REGIONAL ENHANCEMENT MILLAGE PROPOSAL

 

Pursuant to state law, the revenue raised by the proposed enhancement millage will be collected by the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency and distributed to local public school districts within the boundaries of the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency based on pupil membership count.

               

Shall the limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency, Michigan, be increased by 2.00 mills ($2 per thousand dollars of taxable value) for a period of six (6) years, 2014 to 2019, inclusive, as new additional millage to provide operating funds to enhance other state and local funding for local school district operating purposes?  It is estimated that 2 mills would raise approximately $80,000,000 when first levied in 2014.

 

The revenue from this millage will be disbursed to the following school districts:

 

Allen Park Public Schools

Crestwood School District

Dearborn City School District

Dearborn Heights School District #7

School District of the City of Detroit

Ecorse Public School District

Flat Rock Community Schools

School District of the City of Garden City

Gibraltar School District

Grosse Ile Township Schools

The Grosse Pointe Public School System

Hamtramck Public Schools

City of Harper Woods Schools

School District of the City of Highland Park

Huron School District

School District of the City of Lincoln Park

Livonia Public Schools

Melvindale – Northern Allen Park Schools

Northville Public Schools

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools

Redford Union School District

River Rouge School District

Riverview Community School District

Romulus Community Schools

Southgate Community School District

South Redford School District

Taylor School District

Trenton Public Schools

Van Buren Public Schools

Wayne-Westland Community School District

Westwood Community Schools

Woodhaven-Brownstown School District

Wyandotte City School District

 

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