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NOTICE OF ELECTION

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF the Townships of Dexter, Freedom, Lima, Lodi, Lyndon, Sylvan, and Webster:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019

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FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON ONE (1) PUBLIC SCHOOLS of the city of Ann arbor proposal, ONE (1) CHELSEA School district PROPOSAL and Two (2) Pinckney Community Schools Proposals

(SEE BELOW FOR SUMMARIES).

If you have any questions regarding your voter registration or the upcoming election, please visit www.michigan.gov/vote or contact the County Clerk’s Office at 734-222-6730.

PRECINCTS AND POLLING LOCATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

DEXTER TOWNSHIP:

2. & 3.        Fire Sub Station, 12154 North Territorial Road

FREEDOM TOWNSHIP:

1.Township Hall, 11508 Pleasant Lake

LIMA TOWNSHIP:

  1. Township Hall, 11452 Jackson Road at Lima Center

LODI TOWNSHIP:

3. Township Hall, 3755 Pleasant Lake Road

LYNDON TOWNSHIP:

1.Township Hall, 17751 N Territorial Road

SYLVAN TOWNSHIP:

1.Township Hall, 18027 Old US Highway 12

WEBSTER TOWNSHIP:

1., 2. & 3. Township Hall, 5665 Webster Church Road

All polling locations are accessible to voters with disabilities.  The voter assist terminal, Braille and audio instruction are also available in all polling locations.  Absentee ballots are available for all elections; registered voters may contact the local clerk to obtain an application for an absent voter ballot.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the residents in the Public Schools of the City of Ann Arbor will be voting on the following proposal as presented and listed below:

PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF ANN ARBOR PROPOSAL

Shall the Public Schools of the City of Ann Arbor, County of Washtenaw, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed One Billion Dollars ($1,000,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of making the following improvements:

constructing additions to and/or remodeling School District buildings, including safety and security improvements, classrooms, laboratories, kitchens, performing arts and pool facilities, and solar, geothermal and other renewable energy improvements;

acquiring and/or constructing buildings in the School District, including elementary, middle and high schools;

equipping, furnishing, reequipping and refurnishing buildings in the School District, including the acquisition of school buses and musical instruments;

acquiring and installing instructional technology equipment in the School District; and

acquiring, improving and developing sites, including athletic fields, facilities, structures, parking and playgrounds, in the School District?

YES            ¨

NO              ¨

The debt millage levy required to retire all bonds of the School District currently outstanding and proposed by this ballot proposal is estimated to be at or below 4.10 mills. The estimated millage to be levied in 2020 to service this issue of bonds is 1.99 mills ($1.99 per $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds of this issue is 3.49 mills ($3.49 per $1,000 of taxable value). The bonds will be issued in multiple series, payable in the case of each series in not to exceed 22 years from the date of issue of such series.

 (Under State law, bond proceeds may not be used to pay teacher or administrator salaries, routine maintenance or repair costs or other School District operating expenses.)

Full text of the ballot proposition may be obtained at the administrative offices of Public Schools of the City of Ann Arbor, 2555 South State St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, telephone: 734-994-2200 or at www.washtenaw.org/elections.  A sample ballot may be viewed at mi.gov/vote.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the residents of Chelsea School District will be voting on the fol lowing proposal as presented and listed below:

CHELSEA SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSAL

Shall Chelsea School District, Washtenaw and Jackson Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Eighty-One Million Dollars ($81,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:

erecting, furnishing, and equipping additions to and remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping existing school buildings and other facilities; acquiring and installing instructional technology in school buildings; purchasing school buses; and preparing, developing, equipping, and improving playgrounds, athletic fields and facilities, 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 .60 mill ($0.60 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 twenty (20) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 3.07 mills ($3.07 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 $0.00 and the estimated total interest to be paid thereon is $38,182. The estimated duration of the millage levy associated with that borrowing is two (2) years and the estimated computed millage rate for such levy is 7.0 mills. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.

The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $23,065,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is approximately $3,342,068.

(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.)

Full text of the ballot proposition may be obtained at the administration offices of Chelsea School District, 500 Washington Street, Chelsea, Michigan 48118-119, telephone: (734) 433-2208 or at www.washtenaw.org/elections.  A sample ballot may be viewed at mi.gov/vote.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the residents of Pinckney Community School District will be voting on the following proposals as presented and listed below:

PINCKNEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PROPOSAL 1

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 2020 tax levy.

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 17.8778 mills ($17.8778 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 Pinckney Community Schools, Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 6 years, 2021 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 levied in 2021 is approximately $4,076,791 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2020 tax levy)?

PINCKNEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS – PROPOSAL 2

This proposal will allow the school district 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.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Pinckney Community Schools, Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, be increased by 3 mills ($3.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 8 years, 2019 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 levied in 2019 is approximately $27,866 (this millage is to restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and will be levied only to the extent necessary to restore that reduction)?

Full text of the ballot propositions may be obtained at the administrative offices of Pinckney Community Schools, 2130 East M-36, Pinckney, Michigan 48169, telephone: (810) or at www.washtenaw.org/elections.  A sample ballot may be viewed at mi.gov/vote.

Washtenaw County Clerk/Register

200 N. Main Street, Ste. 120, Ann Arbor, MI  48104

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