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Mixed bag in Houghton Cty. millage results

November 8, 2012
By GARRETT NEESE - DMG writer (gneese@mininggazette.com) , The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - Below are the results of Houghton County millage proposals on the Tuesday general election ballot.

Adams Township

Voters approved an increase of up to .3 mill from 2012 through 2019 for maintenance and lawn care of the Atlantic Mine and South Range cemeteries, by 513 votes to 494. The increase is projected to raise $11,700 in the first year.

Adams Township School District

Voters approved renewing the district's authorized operating millage rate of 17.2026 mills from 2014 through 2023, by a vote of 583 to 392. It would otherwise have expired 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.

They rejected a proposal that would allow the district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills for operating purposes from 2013 through 2023, by a vote of 504 to 460. This millage is to restore millage lost through the Headlee rollback. The increase was projected to raise $33,900 in the first year.

Village of Laurium

Voters renewed 1 mill from 2013 through 2022 for the purchase of fire apparatus by a vote of 566 votes to 274. In its first year, the amount collected is estimated to be $22,832.

Chassell Township

Voters approved renewing 2 mills from 2013 through 2016 for road improvements within Chassell Township by a vote of 531 votes to 432. In its first year, it is estimated to raise $109,136.62.

By a vote of 640 to 330, they also approved 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

Voters approved renewing the operating millage of 18.6246 mills from 2014 through 2023 by a vote of 587 to 383. It would otherwise have expired 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

Voters rejected an increase of .5 mill from 2012 through 2015 on taxable real personal and property in the township for general services by a vote of 88 to 54. In its first year, the millage would have raised an estimated $10,305.

Elm River Township School

By a vote of 83 to 53, voters approved allowing 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 will 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 will raise an estimated $240,004.

Franklin Township

Voters approved all measures (see Wednesday's Daily Mining Gazette for details).

City of Hancock

By a vote of 1,044 to 734 voters rejected a Headlee Override proposal that 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 have been used for general operating expenses. In its first year, the millage would have raised an estimated $134,780.77.

Osceola Township

Voters rejected a proposal to levy 1.5 mills from 2012 through 2016 for road and sidewalk purposes by a vote of 532 to 303. In its first year, it would have raised an estimated $59,465.

Schoolcraft Township

Voters approved a proposal to increase taxes on property in the unincorporated areas of the township by 1.5 mills from 2012 through 2021 by a vote of 201 to 199. The money will go to road repair and road improvement in those areas. In its first year, the millage will raise an estimated $33,000.

Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools

By a vote of 970 to 565, voters approved a proposal to 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

Voters approved a proposal to renew the operating millage of 18.2062 mills from 2014 through 2023 by a vote of 403 to 301. It would otherwise have expired 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 will raise an estimated $312,202.

 
 

 

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