Independence Township Voters Have Two Proposals on Aug. 7 Ballot

Independence Township Voters Have Two Proposals on Aug. 7 Ballot

(Crystal A. Proxmire, June 30, 2018)

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

Here is the ballot language:

Independence Township Police Services Operating Millage

Shall the Charter Township of Independence be authorized to levy up to 2.8678 mills for a period of five (5) years, starting with the December 2018 levy, for the purpose of continuing to provide police services in the Township?

In 2014, the voters approved a millage for the above-stated purposes in the amount of 2.95 mills. That 2014 millage expired in 2017.

Approval of the above proposal would allow the Township to levy up to 2.8678 mills (being a continuation of the previously authorized police millage) as new additional millage to replace the expired millage for purposes of continuing to provide police services in the Township. Approval of this proposal would allow a tax limitation increase of approximately $2.87 per $1,000 of taxable value on all taxable property in the Township. It is estimated that this proposal would result in the authorization to collect $4,542,091 in the first year if approved and levied. It is estimated that 99.13% of the annual millage revenue would be disbursed to the Charter Township of

Independence for police services and, as required by law, 0.87% (8.7 tenths of one percent) would be disbursed to the Township’s Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority. The amount disbursed to the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority shall be collected solely from properties located in the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority District.

Renewal of Safety Path Millage

Shall the Charter Township of Independence be authorized to continue the previously authorized levy of up to .4320 mills for a period of ten (10) years, starting with the December 2019 levy, for purposes of continuing the safety path program, including the construction and maintenance of safety paths and the acquisition of rights-of-way for such purposes?

This proposed millage is a renewal of previously authorized millage approved by the voters in 2008 for the above-stated purposes.

Approval of this proposal would renew a tax limitation increase of approximately $.43 per $1,000 of taxable value on all taxable property in the Township. It is estimated that this proposal would result in the authorization to collect $684,212 in the first year if approved and levied.

It is estimated that 99.13% of the annual millage revenue would be disbursed to the Charter Township of Independence for safety path purposes and, as required by law, 0.87% (8.7 tenths of one percent) would be disbursed to the Township’s Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority. The amount disbursed to the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority shall be collected solely from properties located in the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority District.

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

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