May 2022 Local Ballot Proposals

Clare County

City of Clare Parks and Recreation Millage Renewal

Shall the City of Clare, Clare and Isabella Counties continue to levy three-quarter (3/4) mill ($.75 per $1,000.00) on taxable value of property located in the City of Clare for four years beginning with the 2023 tax year and running through 2026 tax levy year (inclusive), which will raise in the first year of such levy an estimated revenue of $70,592.55 to be used for parks and recreation purposes. This is a renewal of a millage that will otherwise expire in 2023. Taxes within the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) districts will be distributed as prescribed by law.

City of Clare Renewal of Streets Improvement Millage

Shall the City of Clare, Clare and Isabella Counties continue to levy three mills ($3.00 per $1,000.00) on taxable value of property located in the City of Clare for five years beginning with the 2022 tax year and running through 2026 tax levy year (inclusive), which will raise in the first year of such levy an estimated revenue of $282,370.22 to be used for the purpose of street improvements authorized by law. This is a renewal of a millage that will otherwise expire in 2022. Taxes within the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) districts will be distributed as prescribed by law.

Kalkaska County

Clearwater Township Proposal to Increase Current Road Millage

This proposal increases the 1 mill road millage previously approved by the voters of Clearwater Township in May, 2020. Specifically, the proposal increases the current road millage from 1 mill to 2 mills for 2023, the final year of the currently approved millage.

Shall the limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes which may be levied by the Township of Clearwater, Kalkaska County, Michigan, against taxable property in the Township be increased by up to 1 mill ($1 per $1,000 of taxable value) up to 2 mills ($2 per $1,000 of taxable value) for the tax year 2023, for the purpose of providing additional funds for road construction and maintenance. Shall the Township increase the current millage for these purposes? If approved and levied in its entirety, the increased millage would raise an estimated $280,000 for the Township in 2023.

Clearwater Township Proposal to Establish a Township Constable Millage 

This proposal establishes a .50 mill Township Constable millage to be used to establish, outfit, train, and maintain a Clearwater Township law enforcement officer. This millage, if approved, would be for a period of four years, 2023 through 2027, inclusive.

Shall the limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes which may be levied by the Township of Clearwater, Kalkaska County, Michigan, against taxable property in the Township be increased by up .50 mills ($.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of four years 2023 through 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds to establish, outfit, train, and maintain a Clearwater Township Constable. Shall the Township levy such millage for these purposes? If approved and levied in its entirety, this millage would raise an estimated $70,000 for the Township in 2023.

Mason County

City of Ludington General Revision of City Charter Proposal

Shall there be a general revision of the charter of the City of Ludington?

Oceana County

Village of Pentwater Ordinance Proposal 

Shall the Village of Pentwater repeal Chapter 115 of the Code of Ordinances, titled Medical Marijuana and Marijuana Establishments and replace it with a new ordinance that would completely prohibit medical and recreational provisioning centers and retailers in the Village of Pentwater as such establishments are defined by the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (“MRTMA”), MCL 333.27951 et seq. and the Michigan Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (“MMFLA”), MCL 333.27951 et seq., while retaining uses previously permitted under the Medical Marijuana Act, MCL 333.27951 et seg.?

Shelby Township Proposed Ordinance 

A proposal to amend Shelby Township Ordinances to add a new ordinance (Marihuana Establishments) to authorize marihuana establishments, and to repeal inconsistent ordinances, including but not limited to, Prohibition of Marihuana Establishments Ordinance, 120318-1.

This proposed ordinance would:

  • Authorize the type and number of marihuana facilities and establishments allowed in the Township.
  • Provide standards and procedures to approve the type and number of marihuana establishments.
  • Repeal inconsistent ordinances, including but not limited to, Prohibition of Marihuana Establishments Ordinance, 120318-1.

Should this proposal be adopted?

Mackinac County 

Marquette Township Fire and Ambulance Services Millage Proposal Renewal 

Shall the expired previous voted increase in the tax limitations imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution in Marquette Township, Mackinac County, Michigan of 1 (one) mills ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to 0.9875 mills ($0.9875 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at and increased up to the original voted 1 (one) mills ($1.00 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) and levied for 4 (four) years, 2022 through 2025 inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for Fire-Ambulance Operation and Expenses, raising an estimated $35,394.88 in the first year the is millage levied.

Notes:

The 2021 township taxable value is $35,394,881.00

This millage – if passed – will expire in 2025, the same year as the other fire/amb millage. The board should combine the two millages
into one on the May or August 2026 ballot. It could also be placed on the Nov 2025 ballot since it will be a new question (not a millage
renewal).

This original millage was passed for five years in Aug 2017 and expires December 31 2021.

Categories: May 2022 Election