County-wide Millage Proposal
“Shall separate tax limitations be established for an indefinite period, or until altered by the voters of the county, for the County of Baraga and the townships and intermediate school districts within the county, the aggregate of which shall not exceed 10 mills as follows:
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YES – 579
NO – 320
PASSES – 64% to 36%
L’Anse Area Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal
This proposal will allow the school district to continue 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 exempted by law, in L’Anse Area Schools, Baraga, Houghton and Ontonagon Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2015 to 2019, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2015 is approximately $1,279,368 (this is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2014 tax levy)?
YES – 336
NO – 207
TOTALS FROM PRECINCTS IN ONTONAGON AND HOUGHTON COUNTIES NEEDED TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT IT PASSES
Arvon Township Fire Protection
Shall the tax limitation on general ad valorem taxes within Arvon Township imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution be increased for said Township by 1.5 mills ($1.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) for the period of 2014 through 2018 inclusive for maintaining, operating and constructing facilities for fire protection, and shall the Township levy such increase in millage for said purpose, thereby, raising in the first year an estimated $60,000?
YES – 74
NO – 29
PASSES – 72% to 28%
Spurr Township Proposal 1 – Roads
Shall the expired previous voted road millage be renewed to the original voted 1.5000 mills ($1.50 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) and levied for five (5) years, 2014 to 2018 inclusive for improvements and maintenance of the current and existing roads; thereby raising in the first year and estimated $34,630.
YES – 42
NO – 22
PASSES – 66% to 34%
Spurr Township Proposal 2 – Garbage
Shall the expired previous voted garbage millage be renewed to the original voted 2.2500 mills ($2.25 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) and levied for five (5) years, 2014 to 2018 inclusive for Special service and contracted garbage pickup and removal: thereby raising in the first year an estimated $51,945.”
YES – 51
NO – 13
PASSES – 80% to 20%
APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF AMENDATORY ACT TO REDUCE STATE USE TAX AND REPLACE WITH A LOCAL COMMUNITY STABILIZATION SHARE TO MODERNIZE THE TAX SYSTEM TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES GROW AND CREATE JOBS
The amendatory act adopted by the Legislature would:
- Reduce the state use tax and replace with a local community stabilization share of the tax for the purpose of modernizing the tax system to help small businesses grow and create jobs in Michigan.
- Require Local Community Stabilization Authority to provide revenue to local governments dedicated for local purposes, including police safety, fire protection, and ambulance emergency services.
- Increase portion of state use tax dedicated for aid to local school districts.
- Prohibit Authority from increasing taxes.
- Prohibit total use tax rate from exceeding existing constitutional 6% limitation.
Should this law be approved?
YES – 616
NO – 290
PASSES FOR BARAGA COUNTY, BUT TOTALS FROM REST OF STATE NEEDED FOR FINAL DETERMINATION