FREELAND, MI – Voters in portions of Bay, Saginaw and Midland counties approved a millage proposal for the Freeland Community School District
A sinking fund millage was on the ballot for voters in select townships in the counties covered by the Freeland Community School District during the Tuesday, May 4 election.
The measure passed by a count of 1,025 yes votes to 902 no votes.
According to the ballot, Freeland’s sinking fund millage proposal will levy up to 2 mills over 8 years on residents within the district and roughly $890,000 in 2021.
MLive previously reported that the district would target roofs, parking lots, HVAC systems and other renovations with the funds, which will help the district maintain its buildings and facilities as needs arise with the funds.
The proposal read as follows on the ballot, “Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Freeland Community School District, Saginaw, Midland and Bay Counties, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy not to exceed 2 mills ($2.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 8 years, 2021 to 2028, inclusive, to create a sinking fund for the purchase of real estate for sites for, and the construction or repair of, school buildings, for school security improvements, for the acquisition or upgrading of technology and all other purposes authorized by law; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2021 is approximately $891,702?”
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Read more from MLive:
Freeland Community Schools sinking fund proposal will appear on May 4 ballot
3 Saginaw County school districts have proposals on May 4 ballot
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