Public Notice: Last day to register to vote
LAST DAY TO REGISTER NOTICE
To: The qualified electors of
BRIDGEWATER, FREEDOM, MANCHESTER, AND SHARON TOWNSHIPS
The LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE is:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
for the ELECTION to be held on:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
NOTICE: The local clerks of each jurisdiction will be available to register qualified electors and amend registration records, by appointment, as follows:
10990 Clinton Road, Manchester, MI 48158 (517) 315-7545
8795 Pleasant Lake Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (734) 222-6399
Office hours: 8:30 A.M.-12:00 noon, Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri at 275 S. Macomb Street, Manchester, MI 48158 (734) 428-7090
Office hours: 9:00 A.M- 12:00 noon, Thursday at 18010 Pleasant Lake Rd, Manchester, MI 48158 (248) 910-5527
IF YOU HAVE MOVED RECENTLY, YOU MUST AMEND YOUR REGISTRATION RECORD.
Qualified electors may also register to vote or change their address in the following manners:
- At your local City or Township Clerk’s office, or at the office of the County Clerk during normal business hours.
- At any of the Secretary of State Branch offices located throughout the State during normal business hours.
- At the specified agency for clients receiving services through the Department of Human Services, the Department of Community Health, Michigan Jobs Commission, and some offices of the Commission for the Blind.
- At the military recruitment offices for persons enlisting in the armed forces.
By Mail: By obtaining and completing a Mail-in Voter Registration Application and forwarding to the Election Official as directed on the application by the close of registration deadline. Mail-in voter registration applications may be obtained by contacting said City, Township, or County Clerk or online at www.michigan.gov/vote
Note: If you register to vote by mail, you are required to vote in person at your assigned precinct the first time you vote, unless you are: disabled as defined by state law, 60 years of age or older, or temporarily residing overseas. Only persons who have registered as electors with the City or Township Clerk in which jurisdiction they reside, or at the Secretary of State driver’s license bureau, are qualified registered electors.
The November 7, 2017 Election is being held for the purpose of voting on The Special Election for the following proposals:
Washtenaw County Proposal:
Washtenaw County Community Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage
For the purposes of using the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Department to improve the treatment of people with mental health needs, provide increased financial support for mental health crisis, stabilization and prevention, and for continued law enforcement services provided by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, and for local governments which have their own police force, shall the limitations on the total amount of taxes which may be levied against taxable property within Washtenaw County, Michigan, as provided for by Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, be increased up to the amount of $1.00 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation (1.0 mills) for a period of eight years, beginning with the December 1, 2018 levy and extending through the 2025 levy, which shall raise in the first year an estimated $15,433,608.00 to be used as follows: 38% shall be allocated to Washtenaw County’s Community Mental Health Department for mental health crisis, stabilization and prevention, and to meet mental health needs in an appropriate setting, thus reducing the burden on the jail and improving care; 38% shall be allocated to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office to ensure continued operations and increased collaboration with the mental health community; and 24% shall be allocated to jurisdictions in the County which maintain their own police force (currently Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Pittsfield Township and Northfield Township) in proportion to their respective 2016 population values?
Washtenaw Intermediate School District:
Washtenaw Intermediate School District Special Education Millage Renewal
Proposal This proposal will allow the intermediate school district to continue to levy special education millage previously approved by the electors.
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Michigan, be increased by .9719 mill ($0.9719 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 8 years, 2018 to 2025, inclusive, to provide funds for the education of students with a disability; the estimate of the revenue the intermediate school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2018 is approximately $15,200,000 from local property taxes authorized herein (this is a renewal of millage that expired with the 2017 tax levy)?
Saline Area Schools Proposals:
SALINE AREA SCHOOLS SINKING FUND MILLAGE PROPOSAL
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Saline Area Schools, Washtenaw County, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy not to exceed .35 mill ($0.35 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2018 to 2027, 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 2018 is approximately $594,082?
SALINE AREA SCHOOLS MILLAGE PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO OPERATE A SYSTEM OF PUBLIC RECREATION AND PLAYGROUNDS
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Saline Area Schools, Washtenaw County, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy not to exceed .50 mill ($0.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2018 to 2027, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for operating a system of public recreation and playgrounds; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect for such recreation program if the millage is approved and levied in 2018 is approximately $848,689?
Sharon Township Proposal:
Renewal Millage for Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services
For the purpose of reauthorizing and continuing funding to provide fire protection and emergency medical services within Sharon Township, shall the Township levy a renewal millage of .4994 mills ($0.4994 per $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of five (5) years, 2018 through 2022 inclusive? If approved and levied in full, this millage renewal will raise an estimated $ 46,347.00 in the first taxable year to continue to provide and support fire protection and emergency medical services in the Township, all or a portion of which may be disbursed to other local emergency units of government for emergency services as determined appropriate by the Township Board.
Published in compliance with MCL168.498.
Date: September 27, 2017
Tom Wharam, Bridgewater Township Clerk
Valisa Bristle, Freedom Township Clerk
Danell Proctor, Manchester Township Clerk
Chelsea Mikel, Sharon Township Clerk