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November Consolidated
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Emmet County, Michigan
City of Harbor Springs, Precinct 1


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NONPARTISAN SECTION
CITY
CITY COUNCIL
Vote for not more than 2
John L. Cupps 
Jeff V. James 
John Lio 






PROPOSAL SECTION
CITY PROPOSALS
STREET MAINTENANCE MILLAGE PROPOSAL
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be levied under Article IX, Sections 6 and 31 of the Michigan Constitution on taxable property in the City of Harbor Springs be increased by up to one (1) mill ($1 per $1,000 of taxable value) of new additional millage for a period of twenty (20) years, for the maintenance, construction and improvement of streets and sidewalks within the City, with the actual amount of the additional levy (subject to the one (1) mill maximum) to be set annually by the City Council based on its determination of street needs?  If the millage is authorized and fully levied, the estimated amount of revenue that would be collected in 2018 is $248,000.00.
LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSALS
BONDING PROPOSAL
Shall Harbor Springs Public Schools, Emmet County, Michigan, borrow a sum of not to exceed Four Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,200,000) and issue its general obligation, unlimited tax bonds for the purposes of purchasing, erecting, completing, remodeling, and equipping or re-equipping structures, athletic fields and other facilities, and parts of or additions to those facilities, including without limitation, track and field facilities, soccer, softball and baseball fields, tennis courts, football practice field and football stadium, and acquiring, preparing, developing and improving the sites thereof, including parking, fencing, furnishing, landscaping, concession stands, bleachers, restrooms, dugouts, scorer's booths and scoreboards; and furnishing or refurnishing and equipping and re-equipping classrooms, libraries and hallways at the high school and middle school?
 
The following is for informational purposes:
 
The debt millage required to retire all voted bonds of the School District which are currently outstanding and proposed by this bonding proposal is estimated to remain at or below the current debt levy of 2.65 mills ($2.65 for each $1,000 of taxable valuation.  Of the total estimated debt levy of 2.65 mills, the estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2018 is 0.64 mills ($0.64 for each $1,000 of taxable valuation) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate anticipated to be required to retire the bonds is 0.71 mills ($0.71 for each $1,000 of taxable valuation).  The maximum number of years that proposed bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, will not exceed seven (7) years from the date of issue.
 
(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the bond proceeds cannot be used for maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSALS
REGINAL ENHANCEMENT MILLAGE PROPOSAL
Pursuant to state law, the revenue raised by the proposed millage will be collected by the intermediate school distsrict and distributed to local public school districts based on pupil membership count.
 
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, Michigan, be increased by 1 mill ($1.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2018 to 2027 inclusive, to provide operating funds to enhance other state and local funding for local school district operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the intermediate school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2018 is approximately $5,396,214, which funds will be disbursed as required by statute to the following school districts:  Alanson Public Schools, Beaver Island Community School, Boyne City Public Schools,Boyne Falls Public Schools, Central Lake Public Schools, Charlevoix Public Schools, East Jordan Public Schools, Ellsworth Community School, Harbor Springs Public Schools, Pellston Public Schools and the Public Schools of Petoskey?