Voters have overwhelming approved the Chelsea District School millage renewal 1,133-442 according to unofficial results from the county.
“We are pleased with the level of voter turnout and are appreciative for the support of the community,” Superintendent of Schools Andy Ingall said via email Wednesday morning.
Chelsea voters approved the renewal 455-101 votes.
Dexter Township voters in the school district approved the question 152-77 votes
Lima Township voters approved the millage 93 votes to 49 votes.
Sylvan Township voters approved it 225 votes to 107 votes.
Lyndon Township voters approved the renewal 143-84.
This proposal renews millage rates that will expire with the 2013 and 2014 tax levies, respectively, and will allow the
school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other
property exempted by law, and is needed so the school district to receive its full revenue per pupil foundation allowance.
The remaining 1.5126 mills are only available to restore millage lost as a result of any Headlee rollback required by the
Michigan Constitution of 1963 and will only be levied to the extent necessary to restore that reduction to be able to continue to levy 18 mills.
Here’s what the voters approved: “Shall the current authorized millage rate limitation of 19.5126 mills ($19.5126 on each
$1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence
and other property exempted by law, in Chelsea School District, Washtenaw and Jackson Counties, Michigan, of which 16.7786 mills be renewed for a period of 7 years, 2014 to 2020, inclusive, and 2.8340 mills be renewed for a period of 6 years,
2015 to 2020, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect in the first year, if the millage is approved and levied, is approximately $3,500,000 (this is a renewal of millage rates which will expire with the 2013 and 2014 tax levies, respectively)?”