NEWAYGO COUNTY, MI – Grant Community Faculties is asking voters to renew a non-homestead operating millage on Aug. 2 that represents 5.5% of the district’s annual functioning price range.
Public faculties periodically question voters to approve an 18-mill levy on non-homestead residence to obtain their entire basis allowance from the condition.
The tax only applies to properties these types of as next houses, businesses, commercial and rental home, not primary residences.
The funding goes toward the district’s operating funds and is applied to pay out for day-to-working day classroom operations, Superintendent Brett Zuver mentioned.
“It goes right into our general fund, which supports all working day-to-day functions: plans, curriculum, materials, services, currently being equipped to hire and maintain employees,” he explained. “So, it’s incredibly, pretty crucial for us.”
The Grant ballot proposal requests the non-homestead millage be renewed by 18.118 mills, moreover a .5 mill raise, for a full of 18.618 mills for four many years, 2023 to 2026, to assist district functions. The university district would accumulate $1.1 million if the millage is accepted and 18 mills is levied in 2023.
The measure would renew the millage that will expire with the 2022 levy and restore millage with the enhance misplaced due to a Headlee Amendment rollback which is triggered when home values increase far more than the charge of inflation.
For each condition legislation, college districts are not able to levy much more than 18 mills on non-homestead houses.
Zuver stated this non-homestead functioning millage proposal is totally diverse from the district’s $15.1 million bond proposal that unsuccessful in May perhaps. He mentioned that bond request was to fund “numerous soaring facility needs” districtwide.
He reported the working millage is critical to the Newaygo County district meeting the demands of its learners.
Grant experienced 1,643 learners enrolled very last year. In addition to Newaygo, voters in Kent and Muskegon are eligible to vote on the measure.
For example, the district has about a dozen registered voters in Kent County’s Solon and Tyrone townships. There are just around 1,000 eligible voters in Muskegon County, residing in the Casnovia and Moorland Township precincts.
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