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Millages on Houghton County ballot

October 30, 2012
By GARRETT NEESE - DMG writer (gneese@mininggazette.com) , The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - These are ballot millage proposals in Houghton County that will be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

Adams Township

The township is proposing an increase of up to .3 mill from 2012 through 2019 for maintenance and lawn care of the Atlantic Mine and South Range cemeteries. The increase is projected to raise $11,700 in the first year.

Adams Township School District

The first proposal would renew the district's authorized operating millage rate of 17.2026 mills from 2014 through 2023. It would otherwise expire with the 2013 tax levy. The millage will be assessed on all property aside from residences and other property exempted by law. In its first year, the millage is projected to raise $297,426.

The second proposal would allow the district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills for operating purposes from 2013 through 2023. This millage is to restore millage lost through the Headlee rollback; it would be levied only to the extent needed to make up lost revenue. The increase is projected to raise $33,900 in the first year.

Village of Laurium

This proposal would renew 1 mill from 2013 through 2022 for the purchase of fire apparatus. In its first year, the amount collected is estimated to be $22,832.

Chassell Township

The first proposal would renew two mills from 2013 through 2016 for road improvements within Chassell Township. In its first year, it is estimated to raise $109,136.62.

The second proposal would levy an increase of 1 mill from 2013 through 2016 for fire protection and prevention, including construction, maintenance, repairs, equipment and supplies purchases, and other costs associated with operation of the fire department and first responders. In its first year, the millage will raise an estimated $54,568.31.

Chassell Township Schools

This proposal would renew the operating millage of 18.6246 mills from 2014 through 2023. It would otherwise expire with the 2013 tax levy. The millage will be assessed on all property aside from residences and other property exempted by law. In its first year, the millage would raise an estimated $307,576.

Elm River Township

This proposal would levy an increase of .5 mill from 2012 through 2015 on taxable real personal and property in the township for general services. In its first year, the millage would raise an estimated $10,305.

Elm River

Township School

This proposal would allow the district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills against non-homestead and non-qualified agricultural property in order for the district to receive a guarantee of its per-pupil foundation grant. The millage would be levied from 2013 through 2015; it is a renewal of millage that expired with the 2012 tax levy. In its first year, the millage would raise an estimated $240,004.

Franklin Township

The first proposal would allow the township to issue $700,000 in capital improvement bonds to finance buying, building, furnishing and equipping a new fire hall. The bonds would primarily be retired with special assessment revenues from a fire assessment district in the township, mostly from fire precincts 1 and 4 (For more information, see the Oct. 25 article in The Daily Mining Gazette).

The second proposal would impose an increase of .25 mill from 2012 through 2015 to purchase a fire truck and other firefighting apparatus for the township. It would raise an estimated $7,213 in its first year.

The third proposal would levy an increase of 2 mills from 2012 through 2015 for road improvements. It would raise an estimated $57,705 in its first year.

In Precinct 1, a proposal would renew 1.25 mills for the Quincy-Franklin Fire Department Fund from 2012 through 2015. In its first year, the millage would raise an estimated $10,733. Proposals of equal millage are on the ballot for: Precinct 2, where it would raise $11,634 in its first year for the Ripley Fire Department; and Precinct 4, where it would raise $9,968 for the Boston Fire Department.

In Precinct 2, a proposal would renew 2 mills for the Ripley Water Department from 2012 through 2015. In its first year, it would raise an estimated $18,616.

City of Hancock

This Headlee override proposal would allow the city to restore the city taxes on taxable property to the 15 mills allowed by the city charter, up from 13.4215 mills. The money would be used for general operating expenses. In its first year, the millage would raise an estimated $134,780.77.

Osceola Township

This proposal would levy 1.5 mills from 2012 through 2016 for road and sidewalk purposes. In its first year, it would raise an estimated $59,465.

Schoolcraft Township

This proposal would increase taxes on property in the unincorporated areas of the township by 1.5 mills from 2012 through 2021. The money would go to road repair and road improvement in those areas. In its first year, the millage would raise an estimated $33,000.

Lake Linden-Hubbell

Public Schools

This proposal would renew the operating millage of 18 mills from 2014 through 2018, and add .1739 mill to restore millage lost as a result of the Headlee Amendment. It would otherwise expire with the 2013 tax levy. The millage will be assessed on all property aside from principal residence and other property exempted by law. In its first year, the millage would raise an estimated $935,000.

Stanton Township Public Schools

This proposal would renew the operating millage of 18.2062 mills from 2014 through 2023. It would otherwise expire with the 2013 tax levy. The millage will be assessed on all property aside from principal residence and other property exempted by law. In its first year, the millage would raise an estimated $312,202.

 
 

 

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