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August 1, 2013

Harrison Township Primary Election 2013

By Julie Snyder
C & G Staff Writer

Three millage proposals will be on the Aug. 6 primary ballot for voters in the Charter Township of Harrison. The ballot language is as follows:

A PROPOSAL TO RENEW FOR THREE YEARS THE 6.6700 MILLAGE RATE OF LAST YEAR (2013) TO SUPPORT AND FUND THE OPERATIONS FOR POLICE, FIRE, AND GENERAL OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP FOR Y2014, Y2015, AND Y2016.  Shall the authorized Charter Millage for General Operations purposes within the Charter Township of Harrison, Macomb County, Michigan be renewed at up to 6.6876 mills ($6.68 per $1,000 of taxable value) upon real and tangible personal property, which will raise estimated revenues of $5,511,252.00 in the first year, of which 5.0435 mills shall be allocated for fire protection services, including vehicles, apparatus, equipment, housing, personnel, and emergency medical and ambulance service; 1.6265 mills for police protection services; and up to 0.0000 mills for the general operations within the Township for Year 2014, Year 2015, and Year 2016?

A PROPOSAL TO LEVY AN INCREASE FOR THREE YEARS OF 0.5000 MILLAGE RATE TO SUPPORT AND FUND THE OPERATIONS FOR FIRE OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP FOR Y2014, Y2015, AND Y2016. Shall the authorized Charter Millage for Fire Operations purposes within the Charter Township of Harrison, Macomb County, Michigan be increased by up to 0.5000 mills ($0.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) upon real and tangible personal property, which will raise estimated revenues of $413,137.00 in the first year, of which up to 0.5000 mills shall be allocated for fire protection services, including vehicles, apparatus, equipment, housing, personnel, and emergency medical and ambulance service for Year 2014, Year 2015, and Year 2016? The authorization for this additional millage shall expire after 2016.

LIBRARY MILLAGE PROPOSAL. Shall the tax limitation imposed on all taxable real and tangible personal property within the Charter Township of Harrison, Macomb County, Michigan, be increased for said Township in an amount not to exceed .5 mill ($ .50 on each $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of ten (10) years, 2013 to 2022 inclusive, to provide funds for the establishment of a public library in the Charter Township of Harrison pursuant to Section 10 of 1877 PA 164 and for all other library purposes authorized by law; and shall the Township levy such new additional millage for said purposes? The estimate of the revenue the Township will collect if the millage is approved and levied in the 2013 calendar year is approximately $413,000. The revenue from this millage will be disbursed into a library fund that is under the exclusive control of an independent public library board.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Julie Snyder at jsnyder@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1039.