August 4, 2020 Primary

BALLOT MEASURES

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County-wide:

Conservation District

Millage Renewal

The Antrim Conservation District (ACD) was formed in 1947 by local farmers to conserve, improve, and maintain Antrim County's soil and to promote the efficient and economical use of the land. ACD serves as the first stop for local citizens, farmers, landowners, conservation groups, and county government for their natural resource needs.

This proposal would renew the .1 millage ($0.10 / $1,000 of taxable value) through 2024.  This millage would raise an estimated $201,239 when first levied in 2021.

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County-wide:

Commission

On Aging

Millage Renewal

The Antrim County Commission on Aging provides a wide range of services and activities for people age 60 and over. A homechore program, meals-on-wheels, personal care, and exercise classes are just the start!

This proposal would renew the 0.40 mills ($ 0.40 per $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) to provide funds for the operations of the Commission on Aging through 2024.  If approved and levied in its entirety, this millage would raise an estimated $804,956 for the County in 2021.

Recycling Bottles

County-wide:

Recycling Program

Millage Renewal

The Antrim County Recycling Program maintains seven recycling drop-off centers (Alden, Bellaire, Central Lake, Elk Rapids, Ellsworth, Kewadin, and Mancelona), all under the management of the Antrim Conservation District (See Conservation District Millage, above).

This proposal would renew .25 mills ($.25 per $1,000 of taxable value) to provide funds for the operation and maintenance of the county-wide recycling program through 2024.  If approved and levied in its entirety, this millage would raise an estimated $503,098 for Antrim County in 2021.

Mother and Son

County Wide

Local Tax Limits

The County, the Townships, and the Intermediate School Districts are all capped in the amount of taxes they may levy.

 

ISDs help deliver Early Intervention and Special Education services, from birth until age 26.  Ellsworth and Central Lake are served by the Char-Em ISD; Bellaire, Elk Rapids, and Mancelona are served by the Traverse Bay Area ISD.

 

This proposal would renew the caps through 2024 as follows:

Antrim County

Townships

ISDs

     TOTAL

5.40 mills

1.00

0.27

6.67 mills

Winding Road

Banks Township

Road Improvement

Road Improvement

The 1.00 mills ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) previously approved by voters was rolled back to .9909 for a period and has since expired.  This proposal seeks to renew the millage at 1.00 to provide funds for road construction and maintenance through 2023.

 

If approved and levied in its entirety this millage would raise an estimated $102,207 for the Township in 2020.

Winding Road

Chestonia Township

Road Improvement

Road Improvement

The 2.00 mills ($2.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) previously approved by voters has expired.  This proposal seeks to renew the millage at 2.00 to provide funds for road construction and maintenance through 2023.

 

If approved and levied in its entirety this millage would raise an estimated $38,460 for the Township in 2020.

At the Library

Chestonia Township

Library

Library Operations

This proposal seeks to allow a .5 millage ($0.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) to provide funds for the operation of the Township Library through 2023.

If approved and levied in its entirety this millage would raise an estimated $9,615 for the Township in 2020.

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Chestonia Township

Fire Protection

Fire Protection

The 2.00 mills ($2.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) previously approved by voters has expired.  This proposal seeks to renew the millage at 2.00 to provide funds for fire protection through 2023.

 

If approved and levied in its entirety this millage would raise an estimated $38,460 for the Township in 2020.

Winding Road

Custer Township

Road Improvement

Road Improvement

The 1.00 mills ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) previously approved by voters has expired.  This proposal seeks to renew the millage at 1.00 to provide funds for road construction and maintenance through 2023.

 

If approved and levied in its entirety this millage would raise an estimated $95,708 for the Township in 2020.

Garbage Truck

Custer Township

Trash Collection

Trash Collection

The 1.90 mills ($1.90 per $1,000 of taxable value) previously approved by voters has expired.  This proposal seeks to renew the millage at 1.00 to provide funds for weekly curbside trash collection and bi-annual township trash collection and disposal through 2023.

 

If approved and levied in its entirety this millage would raise an estimated $181,845 for the Township in 2020.

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Winding Road

Forest Home Township

Road Improvement

Road Improvement

The 1.00 mills ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) previously approved by voters has expired.  This proposal seeks to renew the millage at 1.00 to provide funds for road construction and maintenance through 2024.

 

If approved and levied in its entirety this millage would raise an estimated $230,800 for the Township in 2020.

Winding Road

Helena Township

Road Improvement

Road Improvement

This proposal seeks to renew the .75 mills ($.75 per $1,000 of taxable value)  to provide funds for road construction and maintenance within the Township through 2030.

 

If approved and levied in its entirety this millage would raise an estimated $103,525 for the Township in 2021.

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Warner Township

Fire Protection

Elmira-Warner Fire Protection

The 1.00 mills ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) previously approved by voters has expired.  This proposal seeks to renew the millage at 1.00 to provide funds to purchase equipment, operate, and maintain fire protection for through 2024.

 

If approved and levied in its entirety this millage would raise an estimated $175,832 for the Township in 2020.

Antrim County Democratic Party

P.O. Box 331, Elk Rapids, MI 49629

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