Sunday, November 03, 2013

Livingston County Elections - Nov 5th



The November 5, 2013 Ballot:
Here is a list of the following races on the ballot. We encourage all of our readers to find out as much information about the ballot measure or people running and make an informed decision.
City of Brighton:
City Council: (Vote for up to FOUR)
Ricci Bandkau
Shawn Pipoly
Kristoffer L. Tobbe
Susan L Walters-Steinaker
Shanda Willis
Note - Shanda Willis ran against Rep. Bill Rogers in 2012 as a democrat.

Ballot Proposals:

CITY OF BRIGHTON
PROPOSAL 13-01

Shall the City of Brighton, for the purpose of improvement, repair and maintenance of public streets, public sidewalks and public storm drainage facilities, levy up to 1.2500 mills ($1.2500 per thousand dollars of taxable value on all real and personal property) for a period of ten (10) years, 2014-2023, inclusive?  If this new millage is approved and levied in December 2013, the estimated amount of revenue that would be collected in the first year would be approximately $487,061.21.

CITY OF BRIGHTON
PROPOSAL 13-02

Shall the City of Brighton, for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining public safety equipment, which may include patrol vehicles, body armor, weapons and law enforcement-related technology, levy up to 0.3800 mills ($0.3800 per thousand dollars of taxable value on all real and personal property) for a period of ten (10) years, 2014-2023, inclusive?  If this new millage is approved and levied in December 2013, the estimated amount of revenue that would be collected in the first year would be approximately $148,066.61.


CITY OF BRIGHTON
PROPOSAL 13-03

Shall the City of Brighton, for the purpose of improvement, repair and maintenance of public buildings and public parks, levy up to 0.3700 mills ($0.3700 per thousand dollars of taxable value on all real and personal property) for a period of ten (10) years, 2014-2023, inclusive?  If this new millage is approved and levied in December 2013, the estimated amount of revenue that would be collected in the first year would be approximately $144,170.12.

CITY OF BRIGHTON
PROPOSAL 13-04

Shall the City of Brighton, for the purpose of replacing the existing residential rubbish collection fee, levy up to 1.1580 mills ($1.1580 per thousand dollars of taxable value on all real and personal property) for a period of ten (10) years, 2014-2023, inclusive?  If this new millage is approved and levied in December 2013, the estimated amount of revenue that would be collected in the first year would be approximately $451,213.51.



City of Howell:

Mayor:

Phillip Campbell (Unopposed)

City Council: (Vote for up to THREE)

Daria W. Devantier (Note - SEIU Democrat)

Richard Grimes

Jeff Hansen

Nikolas Hertrich

Scott Niblock

Nick Proctor

Board of Review (Vote for up to TWO)
William J Flattery

Bob Parker

David Teggerdine
Genoa Township Road Millage

GENOA CHARTER TOWNSHIP
ROAD IMPROVEMENT MILLAGE PROPOSAL

Shall the limitation upon the amount of taxes which may be levied by Genoa Charter Township on all property within the Township be increased by 1.5 mills ($1.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of fifteen (15) years, for the years 2013 through 2027 inclusive, for the purpose of raising funds for road improvement projects in Genoa Charter Township, including paying debt service on bonds to be issued for the purpose of financing road improvement projects.  If approved and levied in full, this millage will raise an estimated $1,492,003 in the first year the millage is levied.

Byron Area Schools
(Covers parts of Cohoctah, Conway, and Deerfield Townshipa)


BONDING PROPOSAL

Shall Byron Area Schools, Shiawassee, Livingston and Genesee Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Five Million Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($5,350,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, for the purpose of:

partially remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, equipping and re-equipping school facilities; acquiring, installing and equipping educational technology for school facilities; resurfacing and re-equipping the existing running track; purchasing school buses; and developing and improving sites?

The following is for informational purposes only:

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2014, under current law, is 1.87 mills ($1.87 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).  The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is twenty-five (25) years.  The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 1.84 mills ($1.84 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).

The school district does not expect to borrow from the State to pay debt service on the bonds.  The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $-0-.  The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is $-0-.  The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.

(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)

Mott Community College
Covers parts of Deerfield and Tyrone Townships

Shall Charles Stewart Mott Community College, Genesee County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Fifty Million Dollars ($50,000,000) and issue its bonds therefor in one or more series for the purpose of making permanent improvements to, renovating, remodeling, improving, equipping and reequipping College buildings and sites and other buildings to be used by the College for instructional purposes; acquiring buildings and sites for buildings; and constructing buildings and additions to buildings?

The maximum number of years each series of bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of refunding, is 20 years; the estimated millage that will be levied to pay the proposed bonds in the first year that the levy is authorized is 0.08 mills (which is equal to 08 cents per $1,000.00 of taxable value of real and tangible personal property in the College District); and the estimated simple average annual millage that will be required to retire the bonds is 0.25 mills (which is equal to 25 cents per $1,000.00 of taxable value of real and tangible personal property in the College District).


Fenton Area Public Schools
Covers part of Tyrone Township


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 and renews millage that will expire with the 2014 tax levy.

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 21 mills ($21.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Fenton Area Public Schools, Genesee, Livingston and Oakland Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 7 years, 2015 to 2021, 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 $4,269,734 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2014 tax levy and will be levied only to the extent necessary for the school district to receive its full revenue per pupil foundation allowance)?


 South Lyon Community Schools
Covers part of Green Oak Township

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 and renews millage that will expire with the 2014 tax levy.

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 19.9720 mills ($19.9720 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in South Lyon Community Schools, Oakland, Washtenaw and Livingston Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 10 years, 2015 to 2024, 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 $7,617,568 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2014 tax levy)?

Webberville Community Schools
Covers part of Handy and Conway Townships

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of .9807 mill ($0.9807 on each $1000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Webberville Community Schools, Ingham and Livingston Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 10 years, 2014 to 2023, inclusive, to continue to provide for a sinking fund for the construction or repair of school buildings and all other purposes authorized by law; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2014 is approximately $111,483 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2013 levy)?

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