Brought to you by Election Magic May 3, 2016 Special Election - 5/3/2016

Proposal Text

Kalamazoo County -- Countywide Law Enforcement and Safety Millage Proposition

This proposal will permit the County to restore 1.4491 mills of the 1.5 mills for Law Enforcement, now expired, for six (6) years (2016 - 2021). For the purposes of maintaining portions of the Law Enforcement and Safety functions for the citizens of Kalamazoo County in the areas of Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Circuit Court Trial and Family Divisions, District Court, Animal Services and Enforcement Department, and Community Corrections, shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in Kalamazoo County be increased by 1.4991 mills ($1.4991 per $1,000 of taxable value) on all taxable property in Kalamazoo County for a period of six (6) years, being 2016 to 2021, inclusive? It is estimated that 1.4491 mills would raise approximately $11,879,000 when first levied in 2016.

Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority -- Millage Renewal

The Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority was formed to operate and provide demand-response public transportation services within its geographic boundary and seeks authorization from the electors to levy up to 0.315 mills. Shall the Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority levy a tax, for public transportation purposes, of up to 0.315 mills, being 31.5 cents ($0.315) per thousand dollars ($1000) of taxable value, on all taxable property within the geographic boundary of the Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority for a period of five (5) years, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021? It is estimated that 0.315 mills would raise $2,508,188 in the first year.

Comstock Public Schools -- Bond Proposal

Shall the Comstock Public Schools, County of Kalamazoo, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed Forty Million One Hundred Thirty Thousand Dollars ($40,130,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of making the following improvements: * constructing additions to and remodeling school district buildings including classrooms, boilers and climate controls, roofing replacements and secure school entrances; * equipping, furnishing, reequipping and refurnishing school district buildings; * improving and developing sites, including sidewalks and parking areas, playgrounds and outdoor athletic facilities in the school district; and * acquiring and installing instructional technology, technology infrastructure and equipment in and connecting school district buildings? The debt millage levy required to retire all bonds of the School District currently outstanding and proposed by this ballot proposal is estimated to remain at or below the current 5.00 mill levy. The estiamted millage to be levied in 2016 to service this issue of bonds is 1.21 mills ($1.21 per $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds of this issue is 3.77 mills ($3.77 per $1,000 of taxable value). The bonds may be issued in multiple series, payable in the case of each series in not to exceed twenty-nine (29) 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 costs or other School District operating expenses.)

Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools -- Bonding Proposal

Shall Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools, Kalamazoo Cpounty, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Ten Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollara ($10,400,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, for the purpose of: remodeling, equipping and re-equipping and furnishing and refurnishing school builkdings; acquiring, installing, and equipping or re-equipping school buildings for instructional technology; and developing, improving and equipping sites? The followng is for informational purposes only: The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2016 is 2.40 mills ($2.40 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 refunsing, is twenty-one (21) yers. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 2.76 mills ($2.76 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation). the school district does not expect to borrow from the State to pay debt service on the bonds. the total amount of qualified bonds vurrently outstansing is $10,155,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently oustanding is approximately $0. The estimated computed millage rate may change based oi\n changes in certain circumstances. (Pursuant to State law, expendirute of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceedds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or ewmployee salaries, or other operating expenses.)

Mendon Community Schools -- Operating Millage Renewal Proposal

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. Shall the limitstation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Mendon Community Schools, St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2016 to 2025, 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 2016 is approximately $953,431 (this is a renewal of millage that expired with the 2015 tax levy)?

Richland Township -- Richland Village

Shall incorporation of the Village of Richland be vacated?