Calhoun County Holding Special Elections On August 6
Some communities in Calhoun County will be heading to the polls early next month.
The Calhoun County Clerk’s Election’s Office says Monday that the special election will be held August 6, with a variety of proposals being considered.
In Clarence Township, they will be considering the restoration of their 1.0 mill operating millage, after it was reduced to 0.7948 mills. In Marengo Township, a millage proposal is up for a vote which would bring a 1.0 mills increase for seven years to raise $107,000 for fire protection vehicles. In Sheridan Township, they will be voting on a 1.0 mills increase for three years to fund road repairs and upgrades. For voters in the Marshall Public School District, a proposal is up for a vote to renew the .6927 operating millage for the Marshall District Library.
After Proposal 3 last November, voters in Michigan are now able to vote via an absentee ballot without a reason. Consequently, on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday prior to the election Clerk’s Offices will be open to allow residents to register to vote or ask for an absentee ballot.
The complete text of these proposals can be seen below.
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.