November 5, 2019 Special Election
Election Day in the Charter Township of Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan
The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
On Election Day, Oakland County voters will be asked to vote to renew an Oakland Community College operating millage. Additionally, voters within the Birmingham Public School District ONLY will be asked to consider restoring, replacing, and extending the authority of the school district to levy an operating millage.
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
This proposal authorizes Oakland Community College to continue to levy 0.7545 mill for operating purposes for 10 years as a renewal of millage previously approved by the electors in 2010, which expires with the 2021 tax levy.
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be levied on all taxable property within the Oakland Community College district, State of Michigan, be renewed at a rate of 0.7545 mill ($0.7545 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2022 through 2031, inclusive, to provide funds for College operating purposes? It is estimated that if the millage is approved and 0.7545 mill is levied in 2022, it would raise $45,065,057 for the College.
BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS REPLACEMENT OPERATING MILLAGE PROPOSAL
County of Oakland
State of Michigan
This proposal would restore, replace and extend the authority of the Birmingham 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 14.24 mills. The original authority to levy 18 mills, which currently expires with the School District’s 2021 tax levy, has been rolled back to 17.5821 mills by application of the Headlee Amendment to the Michigan Constitution. If approved, this proposal would restore and extend the authority of the School District to levy the statutory limit of 18 mills on non-homestead (principally industrial and commercial real property and residential rental property) and allow the School 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 3 mills. Under existing law, if approved, this proposal would also limit the levy of the authorized mills on principal residences to that portion necessary to allow the School District to receive the full revenue per pupil foundation allowance permitted by State law. The School District levied 7.1948 mills on personal residences in 2019.
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Birmingham Public Schools, County of Oakland, Michigan, be increased to 21 mills, with 18 mills being the maximum allowable levy ($18.00 per $1,000 of taxable value), to the extent such property is not statutorily exempt, and of which not more than 14.24 mills may be imposed on principal residences, for ten (10) years, the years 2019 to 2028, inclusive, to provide funds for operating expenses of the School District? This millage would raise approximately $51,393,404 in the first year of levy.
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