It’s election day, and for many, there is just one ballot question, a renewal of a property tax. Here’s the language.
OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 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 2018 tax levy. Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 18.3361 mills ($18.3361 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 Columbia School District, Jackson, Lenawee, Washtenaw and Hillsdale Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 6 years, 2019 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 18 mills are levied in 2019 is approximately $4,499,712 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2018 tax levy)?
Precincts 2 and 3 vote at Columbia Central High School, 11775 Hewitt Rd, near Lake Columbia.
Turnout is expected to be light. As of 8:45 this morning, only 7 people had voted in Precinct 2.