NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, August 4, 2020
DEXTER TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN
TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF DEXTER TOWNSHIP, County of Washtenaw
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Primary Election will be held in Dexter Township on Tuesday August 4, 2020. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:
Precinct 1 & 3 Township Hall, 6880 Dexter Pinckney Rd.
Precinct 2 Fire Sub Station, 12154 North Territorial
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the August 4th, 2020 Primary Election will be to vote for candidates seeking nomination to the offices below and Washtenaw County Proposition to Authorize the Renewal and Restoration of a .50 Mill Road and Non-Motorized Millage and County Conservation District Millage Proposal.
Offices to be Elected:
United States Senator
Representative in Congress 7th District
Representative in State Legislature 52nd District
County Prosecuting Attorney
County Clerk and Register of Deeds
County Water Resource Commissioner
County Commissioner 1st District
Judge of Circuit Court 22nd Circuit
Delegate to County Convention
ALSO, to vote on the following Proposals:
WASHTENAW COUNTY – 2 PROPOSALS
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
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 taxnot 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 CountyParks and Recreation Commission, and the various cities, villages, and townships of Washtenaw County to maintain, construct, resurface, reconstruct orpreserve 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 authorizationpreviously approved by the electors as reduced by operation of the Headlee Amendment, and 0.0109 represents new millage in the amount equal to the amountreduced by operation of the Headlee Amendment.
YES or NO
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 ofsurface and groundwater quality, increasing wildlife habitat, woodlot management, reforestation and tree planting, invasive species removal and soil erosionreduction, and providing conservation resources, education and assistance to residents, and strengthening the local food system by promoting sustainableagricultural 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, 2020tax 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 thefirst calendar year of the levy based on taxable value.
YES or NO
For Pinckney Community Schools Bonding Proposal
Shall Pinckney Community Schools, Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Fifty-Nine Million Dollars ($59,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of: remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping school buildings and facilities; acquiring and installing instructional technology in school buildings; erecting, furnishing, and equipping a vestibule addition to Pathfinder School; purchasing school buses; erecting and equipping new restroom buildings at Pinckney High School athletic fields; erecting, preparing, developing, improving, and equipping athletic fields, facilities, sites, and structures; and preparing, developing, improving, and equipping playgrounds and sites?
The following is for informational purposes only:
The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2020, under current law, is 2.17 mills ($2.17 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a -0- mill net increase over the prior year’s levy. The maximum number of years the bonds of any series may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is fifteen (15) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 3.48 mills ($3.48 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).
The school district expects to borrow from the State School Bond Qualification and Loan Program to pay debt service on these bonds. The estimated total principal amount of that borrowing is $19,680,763 and the estimated total interest to be paid thereon is $30,275,909. The estimated duration of the millage levy associated with that borrowing is 19 years and the estimated computed millage rate for such levy is 7.55 mills. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.
The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $79,520,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is approximately $6,557,901.
(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)
YES or NO
To comply with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), voting instructions will be available in audioformat and in Braille. Arrangements for obtaining the instructions in these alternative formats can be made by contacting the Township Clerk in advance of the election. All polling locations are accessible for voters with disabilities.
Absentee ballots are available for all elections; registered voters may contact the local clerk to obtain an application for an absent voter ballot.
Sample ballots complete with proposal language are available for review in the Clerk’s office, or at www.mi.gov/vote.
The proposals can also be found on Washtenaw County’s web site https://www.washtenaw.org/304/Elections
Debra A. Ceo, Dexter Township Clerk