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What’s on the ballot?

Luce County:

All townships:

Proposition A – a renewal

Shall the County of Luce levy a property tax of one (1) mill ($1.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of five (5) years beginning with the tax year 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026 inclusive; .5 Mill to Luce County Parks and Recreation and .5 Mill to Luce County MSU Extension for operations? If approved and levied, this millage would raise an estimated $97,217.00 each for Luce County Parks and Recreation and Luce County MSU Extension in 2022.

Proposition B – a renewal

Shall Luce County levy 1 mill ($1.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) to fund two sheriff’s deputies and their necessary equipment such that Luce County will continue to have full time patrols, estimated to provide $194,707 in the first year of the levy, for a period of three years beginning tax year 2022, 2023, 2024.

Proposition C – a renewal

Shall the County of Luce levy a property tax of .5 Mill ($0.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of three (3) years beginning with the tax year, 2022, 2023, 2024, inclusive, to be used for the care and placement of neglected, abused and delinquent children in Luce County (Child Care Fund); the estimate of revenue the Luce County Child Care Fund will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2022 is approximately $95,893.

Proposition D – a renewal

Shall the County of Luce renew a levy of property tax of .5 mills ($0.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of five (5) years beginning with the tax year 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026 inclusive; to be used for the operation and maintenance of the Luce County Airport.  If approved and levied this millage would raise an estimated $97,217.00 for the Luce County Airport in 2022.

Tahquamenon Area Schools Bonding Proposal

Shall Tahquamenon Area Schools, Luce, Schoolcraft, Mackinac and Chippewa Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Nine Million Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($9,750,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:

remodeling, including security improvements to, furnishing and refurnishing, equipping and re-equipping, and erecting an addition to a school building and developing and improving a site?

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2022 is 1.90 mills ($1.90 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation). The maximum number of years the bonds of any series may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is twenty-two (22) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 1.84 mills ($1.84 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).

The school district does not expect to borrow from the State to pay debt service on the bonds. The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $0. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is $0. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.

(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)

Mackinac County:

Portage Township
Tahquamenon Area Schools Bonding Proposal (see above)

Garfield Township
None

Newton Township
None

Chippewa County:

Hulbert Township
Tahquamenon Area Schools Bonding Proposal (see above)

Whitefish Township
None

Schoolcraft County:

Seney Township
Tahquamenon Area Schools Bonding Proposal (see above)

Germfask Township:
None