Highland Township Voters Have Three Proposals on Aug. 7 Ballot

Highland Township Voters Have Three Proposals on Aug. 7 Ballot

(Crystal A. Proxmire, June 30, 2018)

Highland Township, MI – Voters in Highland Township have three ballot proposals on the Aug. 7, 2018 primary ballot.

Here is the ballot language:

Highland Township Township Fire Department Millage

Shall the Charter Township of Highland be authorized to increase the levy of taxes on real and tangible personal property by a new additional millage of up to 1.00 mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of 20 years, from 2018 through 2037 to provide funding in the 2019 through 2038 calendar/budget years, for the operation and maintenance of the Township Fire Department and the costs of acquiring, constructing and/or improving buildings, facilities, sites, vehicles, and equipment for the Fire Department, including payment of debt service on obligations issued for such purposes? The revenue collected in the first year from the levy in December 2018 is estimated to be $774,388.00. In addition to the Charter Township of Highland, a portion of the revenue from this millage will be disbursed to the Highland Downtown Development Authority.

Library Millage Proposal

Shall the Charter Township of Highland, Oakland County, Michigan be authorized to levy a millage on all taxable property within the

Township in an amount not to exceed .7127 mill ($.7127 on each $1,000 of taxable value), of which .3127 mill is a renewal of the previously approved millage rate that expires in 2018 and .4 mill is new additional millage to restore the millage rate previously authorized and provide for additional funding, for ten (10) years, 2019 to 2028 inclusive, to provide funds for the Highland Township Library for all library purposes authorized by law? If approved, the estimate of the revenue the Township will collect in the first year of levy (2019 calendar year) is approximately $553,000.

Police Services Millage Renewal

Shall the Charter Township of Highland be authorized to renew and levy the previous voter approved and now expired millage of 3.4319 mills ($3.4319 per $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of six (6) years from 2018 to 2023 to provide funding for police services in the 2019 to 2024 calendar years? The revenue collected in the first year from the levy in December 2018 for the 2019 calendar and budget year is estimated to be $ 2,657,623. In addition to the Charter Township of Highland, a portion of the revenue from this millage will be disbursed to the Highland Downtown Development Authority.

For other election information visit: http://oaklandcounty115.com/2018/05/01/2018-candidate-interviews-and-issues-aug-7-primary-2/

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