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Local Proposals on November 7 Ballot

Ann Arbor City (2)
Augusta Township (2)
Bridgewater Township
Lodi Township
York Township
Chelsea School District

PROPOSALS

City of Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT
AUTHORIZING NEW TAX FOR PARK MAINTENANCE AND
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

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

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.




Bridgewater Township

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.




Lodi Township

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 Township

YORK CHARTER TOWNSHIP ZONING AND PLANNING MILLAGE
Tax-Rate Limitation and Levy Proposal

PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO PROMOTE AND DEFEND
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?




Chelsea School District

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?

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