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NOTICE OF ELECTION

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SALINE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016

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

The November 8, 2016 Election is being held for the purpose of voting on The General Election for the purpose of electing Officers to the following Offices:

PARTISAN:

President/Vice President;Representative in Congress 7th District, Representative in State Legislature 52nd District, Member of the State Board of Education, Regent of the University of Michigan, Trustee of Michigan State University, Govner of Wayne State University, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk & Register of Deeds, Treasurer,Water Resources Commissioner, County Commissioner 3rd District,  Prosecuting Attorney,Sheriff, Clerk & Reisters Of Deeds, Treasurer, Water Resoursces Commissioners, County Commissioner 3rd District,Township Offices: Supervisor, Clerk,Treasurer,Trustees.

NON-PARTISAN:

Justice of Supreme Court, Justice of Supreme Court Partial Term, Justice of Court of Appeals 3rd District, Justice of Circuit Court 22nd Circuit, Justice of District Court 14A District, Board of Trustees Member Washtenaw Community College, Board Members Saline/Milan/Clinton Schools, Board Members Partial Term Saline/Milan/Clinotn Schools.

PRECINCT AND POLLING LOCATION IS AS FOLLOWS:

SALINE TOWNSHIP

Pct. 1:  Saline Township Hall, 5731 Braun Road, Saline, MI 48176

All polling locations are accessible to voters with disabilities.  The AutoMARK voter assist terminal, Braille and audio instruction are also available in all polling locations. 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.

ALSO TO VOTE ON THE FOLLOWING THREE PROPOSALS :

COUNTY

PROPOSITION TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVYING OF .50 MILLS 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, 2016 tax levy (which will generate estimated revenues of $7,302,408 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?

PROPOSITION TO INCREASE THE TAX LIMITATION FOR THE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING WASHTENAW COUNTY’S OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL RELIEF AND SERVICES FOR WASHTENAW COUNTY VETERANS, INCLUDING THE PAYMENT OF ELIGIBLE INDIGENT VETERAN CLAIMS, AND TO FUND THE OPERATION OF THE WASHTENAW COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed each year for all purposes on real and tangible personal property in Washtenaw County, Michigan be increased as provided in Article 9, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution and the Board of Commissioners of the County be authorized to levy a tax not to exceed one tenth of one mill ($0.10 per $1,000) of state equalized valuation of such property for eight (8) years beginning with the December 1, 2016 tax levy (which will generate estimated revenues of $1,535,993 in the first year of the millage) for the purpose of funding Washtenaw County’s obligation to provide financial relief and services for Washtenaw County veterans, including the payment of eligible indigent veteran claims, and to fund the administration of the Washtenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs?

AUTHORITY

A PROPOSAL AUTHORIZING THE REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN (RTA) TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT

The proposal would authorize the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) to levy within Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties a property tax assessment:

– at a rate of 1.2 mills ($1.20 per $1,000 of taxable value); – for 20 years beginning in 2016 and ending in 2035;
- that may not be increased, renewed, or used for other purposes without direct voter approval; and

– to be used upon the affirmative vote of an RTA board member from each RTA member jurisdiction for the purpose of construction and operation of a public transportation system connecting Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties, including rapid transit bus routes across county lines, specialized service for senior citizens and people with disabilities, commuter rail, airport express service, and other public transportation purposes permitted by law, consistent with RTA bylaws and subject to the limitations of the Regional Transit Authority Act.

If this new additional assessment is approved and levied, revenue will be disbursed to the RTA. It is estimated that $160,907,285 will be collected in the first year.
Should this assessment be approved?

Published in compliance with MCL 168.498, Michigan Election Law.

DATED: October 3, 2016        Kelly Marion, Saline Township Clerk

SUN TIMES NEWS: PUBLISH ON October 12, 2016

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