Proposal Language For Calhoun County August 6 Election
August 6 is Election Day for some communities in Calhoun County.
The August special election sees a variety of proposals up for consideration; In Clarence Township, electors will be voting on a renewal of their operating millage up to 1 mills, from the .79 mills it was reduced to before. In Marengo Township a proposal is up to impose a new 7-year-long 1 mill increase to pay for vehicles for their Fire Department; Sheridan Township is also looking for a 1 mill increase, to pay for local road repairs and upgrades.
Finally, voters in the Marshall District Library’s area will be voting to renew their current library millage at .6927 mills.
The complete language of the proposals can be found below.
Tuesday’s election is one of the first that will allow for same-day voter registration after Proposal 3 passed last November; if you’re not registered to vote, you can head into your city or township clerk’s office and provide proof of residency, and once you’re registered you can either fill out an absentee ballot right there or head to your local polling place.
Polls open at 7am, and will close at 8pm; if you’re in line by 8pm you will be allowed to vote.
OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
"Shall the limitations on general ad valorem taxes under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution now reduced from the allocated one (1.0000) mill to 0.7948 mill for said township be increased by .02052 mills ($0.2052 per $1,000 for taxable value) to renew and restore to one (1.0000) mill to be levied from 2019 in perpetuity for general operating purposes; and shall the township levy such increase in millage for said purpose, thereby raising the first year an estimated additional $16,425 (this is a renewal of the allocated operating Millage)?"
FIRE VEHICLE MILLAGE PROPOSAL
"Shall Marengo Township impose a new additional 1.0 mill ($1.00 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for seven years, 2019 through 2025, inclusive, for purchase of fire protection motor vehicles; apparatus and equipment for said new vehicles, and housing, which one mill increase will raise an estimated $107,000.00 in the first year the millage is levied?"
ROAD MILLAGE PROPOSAL
"Shall Sheridan Township impose an increase of up to 1.0 mills ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for 3 years, 2019 through 2021, inclusive for local road repairs, upgrades, construction, improvement and maintenance purposes, which 1.0 mill increase will raise an estimated $45,300 in the first year the millage is levied?"
MARSHALL DISTRICT LIBRARY (Marshall City Precinct 1 and 2, Eckford and Marengo Townships, portions of Marshall and Fredonia Townships that are in Marshall Public Schools district)
LIBRARY MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
"Shall the Marshall District Library, County of Calhoun, be authorized to levy a renewal of the previously voted increase in the tax limitation, which expires in 2019, in an amount not to exceed .6927 mill ($.6927 on each $1,000 of taxable value) against all taxable property within the Marshall District Library district for a period of eight (8) years, 2020 to 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for all district library purposes authorized by law? The estimate of the revenue the District Library will collect in the first year of levy (2020) if the millage is approved and levied by the District Library is approximately $390,000."