Voters will be faced with a variety of issues, but many heading to the ballot box will make a decision that impacts school funding.
In Mecosta County, voters will be faced with a millage renewal for Big Rapids Public Schools.
The ballot language is below, as well as voter precinct information.
BIG RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of 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 Big Rapids Public Schools, Mecosta and Newaygo Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for the year 2014, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2014 is approximately $3,266,884 (this is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2013 tax levy)?
Polling precincts for the Big Rapids Public Schools’ Special Election are as follows:
City of Big Rapids
Precinct #1 Public Safety Building – 435 N. Michigan Ave, Big Rapids
Precinct #2 City Hall – 226 N. Michigan Ave, Big Rapids
Precinct #3 MOISD/Career Center – 15830 S. Bronson Ave, Big Rapids
Big Rapids Township 14212 Northland Dr, Big Rapids
Colfax Township 14428 157th Ave, Big Rapids
Grant Township 14982 21 Mile Rd, Big Rapids
Green Township 21431 Northland Dr, Paris
Norwich Township 7213 N. Cypress Rd, Big Rapids