Aug 2 Ballot Asks HP Voters to Add City of Wayne to SMORSA

BoysGirls_trait_01Aug 2 Ballot garden16_tom_selmanAsks HP Voters to Add City of Wayne to SMORSA

(Crystal A. Proxmire, July 28, 2016)

Hazel Park, MI- Voters in Hazel Park and in Eastpointe will be asked on Aug. 2 if they would like to add the City of Wayne to SMORSA.

The South Macomb Oakland Regional Services Authority (S.M.O.R.S.A.) is a joint collaborative public financing organization founded by the cities of Eastpointe and Hazel Park to utilize funding options for emergency services. 

According to City Manager Ed Klobucher, “All  Hazel Park voters are voting on is allowing Wayne to join SMORSA and levy their millage in Wayne.  Hazel Park’s tax rates are not impacted by this vote.  If the voters in Wayne turn it down there, garden16_helaine_zackthey will not be admitted, even if Hazel Park and Eastpointe vote yes.  It must pass in Wayne and the Authority as a whole.  I hope Hazel Park votes yes to give the people of Wayne the choice to participate.”

The ballot language states:

SHOULD THE CITY OF WAYNE BECOME A PARTICIPATING MEMBER IN THE SOUTH MACOMB OAKLAND REGIONAL SERVICES AUTHORITY (SMORSA)

Shall the Authority, presently comprising the Cities of Eastpointe and Hazel Park, also include the City of Wayne, and levy up to 14 mills on the taxable value of  applicable real and personal property located within the limits of the Authority  for the remainder of the 20- year term, 2016 through 2034  garden16_Jack Lessenberryinclusive, and should the  vote  not  pass  by  a  majority  then  the  Authority’s  district  will  continue  to  include  only  the  corporate  boundaries  of  the  Cities  of  Eastpointe  and  Hazel  Park?    If  approved and levied in its entirety, this millage would raise an estimated amount of $6,046,684.00  in the City of Eastpointe, an estimated amount of $2,373,756.00  in the City of Hazel Park, and an estimated amount of $4,914,158.00 in the City of Wayne, for emergency services.

For more election information go to: http://oaklandcounty115.com/2016/07/18/2016-candidate-interviews-ballot-issues-frequently-updated-2/.

BoysGirls_inprogress-bottom_traitFor previous SMORSA stories go to: http://oaklandcounty115.com/?s=smorsa.

 

 

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