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Chelsea District Library millage approved by voters

Photo by Burrill Strong.

Voters in Chelsea, Dexter, Lima, Lyndon and Sylvan townships approved a 10-year, 1.9231 mill millage renewal for the Chelsea District Library on Aug. 6 by a vote total of 1,948 in favor and 1,011 against.

Of the possible 13,326 registered voters in the library district, 2,970 cast ballots for a 22.29-percent voter turnout.

The unofficial breakdown by area was:

City of Chelsea – 856 yes votes, 205 no votes

Dexter Township – 241 yes votes, 135 no votes

Lima Township – 213 yes votes, 193 no votes

Lyndon Township – 327 yes votes, 247 no votes

Sylvan Township – 311 yes votes, 231 no votes

Here’s the ballot language:

Shall the Chelsea District Library, County of Washtenaw, be authorized to levy an amount not to exceed 1.9231 mills ($ 1.9231 on each $1,000 of taxable value), which is a renewal of the millage rate that expires in 2019, against all taxable property within the Chelsea District Library district for a period of ten (10) years, 2020 to 2029, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for all district library purposes authorized by law? The estimate of the revenue the Chelsea District Library will collect in the first year of levy (2020) if the millage is approved and levied by the Library is approximately $1,791,000. A portion of the revenue collected may be subject to capture by the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.

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