NOTICE OF ELECTION
TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF CHELSEA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A STATE PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE
HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020
FROM 7:00 AM TO 8:00 PM
WASHINGTON STREET EDUCATION CENTER
500 WASHINGTON STREET, CHELSEA MI
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the August 4, 2020 State Primary Election is being held for the purposes of nominating candidates for the following offices and to vote on two proposals:
United States Senator
Representative in Congress 7th District
Representative in State Legislature 52nd District
Clerk and Register of Deeds
Water Resources Commissioner
County Commissioner 1st district
Judge of Circuit Court 22nd Circuit Non-Incumbent Position
PROPOSITION TO AUTHORIZE THE RENEWAL AND RESTORATION OF A .50-MILL ROAD AND NON-MOTORIZED MILLAGE TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO MAINTAIN, RECONSTRUCT, RESURFACE OR PRESERVE ROADS, BIKE LANES, STREETS AND PATHS
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed each year for all purposes on real and tangible personal property in Washtenaw County, Michigan be increased as provided in Section 6, Article IX of the Michigan Constitution and the Board of Commissioners of the County be authorized to levy a tax not to exceed one half of one mill ($0.50 per $1,000 of state taxable valuation) for a period of four (4) years, beginning with the December 1, 2020 tax levy (which will generate estimated revenues of $8,990,680 in the first year), to provide funding to the Washtenaw County Road Commission, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, and the various cities, villages, and townships of Washtenaw County to maintain, construct, resurface, reconstruct or preserve roads, bike lanes, streets and paths in Washtenaw County? Of the 0.5 mill, 0.4891 represents a renewal of that portion of a 0.5 mill authorization previously approved by the electors as reduced by operation of the Headlee Amendment, and 0.0109 represents new millage in the amount equal to the amount reduced by operation of the Headlee Amendment.
COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT MILLAGE PROPOSAL
For the sole purpose of funding the operation of the WASHTENAW County Soil Conservation District, including programs to assist residents in the protection of surface and groundwater quality, increasing wildlife habitat, woodlot management, reforestation and tree planting, invasive species removal and soil erosion reduction, and providing conservation resources, education and assistance to residents, and strengthening the local food system by promoting sustainable agricultural practices throughout the County of WASHTENAW, shall the Constitutional limitation upon the total amount of taxes which may be assessed in one (1) year upon all taxable property within the County of WASHTENAW, Michigan, be increased, and shall the County be authorized to levy, up to 0.020 mill ($0.020 per $1,000 of Taxable Value) as new additional millage for a period of six (6) years, 2020 through 2025, inclusive, beginning with the December 1, 2020 tax levy?
If approved and levied in full, this millage will raise an estimated $348,109 funding the operation of the WASHTENAW County Soil Conservation District in the first calendar year of the levy based on taxable value.
The polling location is accessible to voters with disabilities. A Voter Assist Terminal is also available at the polling location. Absentee Ballot Applications are available at the Chelsea City Office located at 305 S. Main St, online at www.mi.gov/vote and online at www.city-chelsea.org/clerk. Please do not postpone, apply early. If you have any questions regarding the upcoming election, please visit www.mi.gov/vote or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 734-475-1771.
Regular business hours: Monday 8:00am to 6:00pm, Tuesday – Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Chelsea City Clerk