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Hopkins, Martin to vote on non-homestead millages

Two school ballot proposals, for Hopkins and Martin, will be included in special elections on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Both non-homestead proposals are for five-year renewals of taxes for commercial and second residential properties within each district.

When Proposal A was passed statewide in 1994, it provided for an 18-mill levy on commercial, industrial and second residential properties. Regular residences are exempt from this levy, but are assessed up to six mills for schools.

The ballot wording is as follows for Hopkins:

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 renews millage that will expire with the 2021 tax levy.

“Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 19.4662 mills ($19.4662 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 Hopkins Public Schools, Allegan County, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 5 years, 2022 to 2026, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and 18 mills are levied in 2022 is approximately $853,350 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2021 tax levy)?”

For Martin:

“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 renews millage that will expire with the 2021 tax levy.

“Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 18.6169 mills ($18.6169 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 Martin Public Schools, Allegan and Barry Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 5 years, 2022 to 2026, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and 18 mills are levied in 2022 is approximately $585,836 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2021 tax levy)?”

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