Local Proposals on November 7 Ballot
ANN ARBOR CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT
AUTHORIZING NEW TAX FOR PARK MAINTENANCE AND
Shall the Charter be amended to authorize a new tax up to 1.10 mills for park maintenance and capital improvements for 2007 through 2012, which will raise in the first year of the levy an estimated total revenue of $4,886,505?
PUPROSE OF AMENDMENT
The amendment is proposed for the purpose of consolidating previously authorized and expiring tax millages for park rehabilitation and development (Section 8.19) and park repair and restoration (Section 8.22) as part of a new tax for park maintenance and capital improvements in Section 8.19. The amendment also deletes Section 8.22 (park repair and restoration).
ANN ARBOR CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT
REGARDING TAX FOR STREET RECONSTRUCTION
The Charter previously authorized a tax up to 2 mills for street
reconstruction for 2002 through 2006, which currently is rolled back to
1.9382 mills pursuant to MCL 211.34d. Shall the Charter be amended to
replace that expiring tax and authorize a new tax up to the full amount of 2
mills for street reconstruction for 2007 through 2011, which will raise in
the first year of the levy the estimated revenue of $8,860,239?
Charter Township of Augusta Tax-Rate
Limitation and Levy Proposal
(Police Protection Renewal and Increase)
Shall the limitation on the total general ad valorem taxes which
may be assessed in any one year upon real and tangible personal property in
the Charter Township of Augusta, Washtenaw County, Michigan, be increased,
as provided by Section 6 of Article IX of the Constitution of Michigan,
1963, by renewal of an amount equal to .50 mills ($.50 per $1,000) and an
increase of .50 mills ($0.50 per $1,000) of taxable value for a period of
three (3) years, 2007-2009, inclusive, and shall the levy of such a tax be
authorized for the purpose of providing additional revenue for law
enforcement which renewal and increase will raise in the first year of such
levy an estimated $209,338.10 beginning on December 1, 2007.
Police Protection Service Millage Increase and Extension
Shall the authority of Bridgewater Township to levy a police protection
service tax be increased from 1.3 mills to 1.5 mills ($1.50 per $1,000 of
taxable value) and extend for two (2) years from 2007 thru 2008? The
tax would provide funds for maintaining contracted police services which are
currently being provided to Bridgewater Township. If the full amount
of the tax were levied, it would raise an estimated $117,000.00 in the first
year of approval.
Shall the sale of spirits and mixed spirit drinks in addition to beer and
wine be permitted for consumption on the premises within the Township of
Lodi, under the provisions of the law governing the same?
YORK CHARTER TOWNSHIP ZONING AND PLANNING
Tax-Rate Limitation and Levy Proposal
PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO PROMOTE AND
THE TOWNSHIP GROWTH MANAGEMENT PLAN
Shall the limitation on the total general ad valorem taxes which may be
assessed in any one year upon real and tangible personal property in the
Township of York, Washtenaw County, Michigan, as provided by Article IX,
Section 6, of the Michigan Constitution, be increased by up to 0.50 mill
($0.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of five years, for the
years 2006 through 2010, inclusive, and shall the levy of such a tax be
authorized for the purpose of (1) providing funds to defend the Township
against any litigation challenging the Townships zoning regulations and
growth management plan, including without limitation, the lawsuit brought by
Brookside Acquisitions LLC et al against York Township, and (2) reviewing
and updating the Townships Growth Management Plan and Zoning Ordinance and
shall the Township levy this millage increase for the purpose, thereby
raising in the first year an estimated $176,000.00?
MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
BUILDING AND SITE SINKING FUND TAX LEVY
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Chelsea School District, Washtenaw and Jackson Counties, Michigan, be renewed by and the board of education authorized to levy not to exceed .9283 mill ($0.9283 on each $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2007 to 2016, inclusive, to continue to provide for a sinking fund for the construction or repair of school buildings, acquisition of sites 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 2007 is approximately $787,428?