Orion Township Voters Face Three Proposals on Aug. 7 Ballot

Orion Township Voters Face Three Proposals on Aug. 7 Ballot

(Crystal A. Proxmire, June 30, 2018)

Orion Township, MI – Voters in Orion Township will have three ballot initiatives on the Aug. 7, 2018 ballot.  Here is the ballot language:

Orion Township Safety Path Millage Renewal

Shall the Charter Township of Orion be authorized to renew the levy of up to .2293 of 1 mill for a period of 10 years, starting with the

December 2018 levy through December 2027, inclusive, for the establishment, construction, repair and maintenance of safety paths within the Township? Approval of this proposal would renew authorization to levy up to .2293 mill (.2293 cents 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 approximately $384,059.59 in the first year, if approved and levied.

Proposed Parks and Recreation Millage

Shall the Charter Township of Orion be authorized to levy up to one mill, as reduced by millage rollbacks required by law, for a period of five (5) years from 2018 through 2022, inclusive, for operating the Township’s Parks and Recreation services and facilities? The proceeds of the levy will be used for operation, programming, equipment, facilities, personnel, maintenance, acquisition, capital improvements and all related costs of the Orion Township Parks and Recreation Department. Approval of this proposal would approve a tax levy of up to 1.0 mill

($1.00 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 up to $1,674,921.87 in the first year, if approved and levied.

North Oakland Transportation Authority Millage Renewal

Shall the Charter Township of Orion, consistent with Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution, be authorized to renew a levy of up to.2405 of 1 mill ($.2405 x $1,000.00) on the taxable value of property located in the Township of Orion for a period of 5 years from 2019 through 2023, inclusive, for the purpose of funding capital and operating expenses for transportation services provided to seniors, disabled or low income residents by the North Oakland Transportation Authority? It is estimated that this proposal will result in authorization to collect an estimated revenue of $402,818 in the first year, which shall be disbursed to the North Oakland Transportation Authority (a portion of which, by law, will be disbursed to the Village of Lake Orion 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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