Gogebic County – Nov. 5, 2013

Gogebic County – Nov. 5, 2013

Candidates for the November 5, 2013 Election

Wakefield Council Member

Bob Blaskowski — 216

Richard W. Bolen — 225

Joseph R. DelFavero — 196

Ted Finco — 184

Charles Picoldi — 158

Dan L. Roland — 71

Les Schneck — 227

Bessemer City Council Member

Al Gaiss — 257

Bill McDonald — 140

Linda Nelson — 214

Douglas E. Olsen — 257

August Semmerling — 271

Marlene A. Zaleski — 173

Ironwood City Commissioner

Joseph J. Cayer — 280

Kim S. Corcoran — 386

Rick Semo — 345

Monie Shackleford — 273

David Sim — 345

Brandon Tauer — 339

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City of Bessemer Proposal

Headlee Override Proposal

Shall a “Headlee Override” be adopted so that the current limitation on the amount of City taxes that may be levied against all taxable property in the City of Bessemer, Gogebic County, Michigan be increased as follows:

Up to 20 mills from approximately 17.3564 mills ($20 from $17.3564 per $1,000 of taxable value) for general operating expenses.

If approved and levied in its entirety, this millage would raise an estimated maximum amount of $73,150 for the City of Bessemer in 2014 by allowing the City to levy the maximum mills previously approved by the voters and authorized by the City Charter and State Law which have been reduced as required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963

Yes — 99

No — 268

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City of Ironwood Proposal

Local Street Improvement Millage

Shall the limitation on the total amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in the City of Ironwood be increased two (2.0) mill ($2.00 per $1,000 of State Taxable Valuation) for a period of ten (10) years, 2014-2023 inclusive, the taxes so raised to be used exclusively to fund local street improvements and shall the City of Ironwood levy such increase in new millage for such purpose during such period, which will raise in the first year of such levy an estimated $171,351.50.

Yes — 249

No — 263

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Wakefield-Marenisco Township Proposal

Operating Millage Proposal

This proposal will allow the school district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempt by law, in Wakefield-Marenisco School District, Gogebic County, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2014-2023, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes (17.6087 mills of the above is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2013 tax levy and .3913 mill is a restoration of millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963); the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2014 is approximately $1,142,950

Yes — 292

No — 109