Local communities across the region head to the polls on August 3 to cast their ballots for city officials and local proposals.
Voters in Clawson, Madison Heights and Pontiac will be weighing in on a number of ballot proposals.
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School Building and Site Bond Proposal
School Building and Site Bond Proposal has passed
Shall the Clawson Public Schools, County of Oakland, State of Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Fifty Five Million Nine Hundred Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($55,935,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of paying for the cost of the following projects:
- Preparing, developing and improving sites, including sites for school buildings and additions thereto, including the construction of new drives, parking lots and landscaping;
- Preparing, developing and improving sites for the construction and equipping of athletic fields and playgrounds;
- Constructing, erecting, equipping and furnishing a new Middle School facility;
- Remodeling, equipping and re-equipping the current Middle School building into an elementary school and constructing and erecting additions thereto for a secure vestibule entrance, main office, expanded gymnasium and a connecter to the elementary school to the new middle school;
- Remodeling, equipping and re-equipping the Kenwood Elementary building to house early childhood instructional programming and administrative offices;
- Remodeling, equipping and re-equipping the current High School and constructing, erecting and equipping additions thereto, including a gymnasium expansion and entrance corridor and a connecter to the new middle school;
- Equipping and re-equipping all School District buildings, including equipping for technology; and
- Purchasing buses.
The maximum number of years any series of bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of refunding, is not more than thirty (30) years; the estimated millage that will be levied to pay the proposed bonds in the first year is 2.22 mills (which is equal to $2.22 per $1,000 of taxable value) for a 0 mill net increase over the prior year’s levy; and the estimated simple average annual millage that will be required to retire each series of bonds is 6.15 mills annually ($6.15 per $1,000 of taxable value).
The school district expects to borrow from the State School Bond Qualification and Loan Program to pay debt service on these bonds. The estimated total principal amount of that borrowing is $3,798,224 and the estimated total interest to be paid thereon is $1,088,441. The estimated duration of the millage levy associated with that borrowing is 10 years and the estimated computed millage rate for such levy is 9.02 mills. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.
The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $13,310,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is approximately $785,714.
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Operating Millage Renewal Proposal - Fenton Area Public Schools (Oakland County portion only)
Operating Millage Renewal Proposal has passed
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Operating Millage Proposal
Operating Millage Proposal has passed
This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance and restores millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963.
Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Madison District Public Schools, Oakland County, Michigan be renewed by 17.4874 mills ($17.4874 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2022 to 2031, inclusive, and also be increased by .5 mill ($0.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2022 to 2031, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2022 is approximately $2,027,759 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2021 levy and a restoration of millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the “Headlee” amendment to the Michigan Constitution of 1963)?
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