March 10 Primary: Southfield Schools Millage

March 10 Primary: Southfield Schools Millage

(2020 Election)

Southfield, Lathrup Village, MI- Voters in the Southfield School District are being asked on the March 10, 2020 Primary Ballot to approve a millage.  Here is the ballot language:

This proposal would restore, replace and extend the authority of the Southfield Public Schools to levy up to 18.00 mills for general school district operating purposes on taxable property in the School District to the extent that such property is not exempt from such levy and would restrict the levy on principal residences (owner occupied homes) to no more than 16.9698 mills. If approved, this proposal would restore the authority of the School District to levy the statutory limit of 18.00 mills on non-homestead (principally industrial and commercial real property and residential rental property) which currently expires after the School District’s 2020 tax levy, and allow the district to continue to levy the statutory limit of 18 mills on non-homestead property in the event of future Headlee rollbacks of up to 2.00 mills. Under existing law the School District would levy on principal residence property only that portion of the mills necessary to allow the School District to receive the full revenue per pupil foundation allowance permitted by the State.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Southfield Public Schools, County of Oakland, Michigan, be increased to 20.00 mills ($20.00 per $1,000 of taxable value), of which not more than 16.9698 mills may be imposed on principal residences, for ten (10) years, the years 2020 to 2029, inclusive, to provide funds for operating expenses of the school district? This millage would raise approximately $42,309,000 in the first year of levy.

2020 Election Resources:

Oakland County Times 2020 Election Section

Oakland County Clerk

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