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Public Notice: Bridgewater and Manchester Townships’ Notice of Election

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NOTICE OF ELECTION

To the qualified electors of:
BRIDGEWATER AND MANCHESTER TOWNSHIPS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
THE SPECIAL ELECTION
WILL BE HELD ON:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
Polls are open:
7:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

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?

Catherine McClary Treasurer
I, Catherine McClary, Treasurer of Washtenaw County, Michigan, hereby certify that as of
Thursday, September 28, 2017 , the records of this Office indicate that the total of all
voted increases over and above the tax limitation established by the constitution of
Michigan, in any local units of government affecting the taxable property located in:

Bridgewater Township Washtenaw County, Michigan, is as follows:
Charter millages are not over and above the tax limitation, but are listed here for
information purposes. The records in this Office may not yet include all updated tax
levies for the current year.

Purpose of Millage        Millage Amount         Expiration of Millage


Manchester Township Washtenaw County, Michigan, is as follows:
Charter millages are not over and above the tax limitation, but are listed here for
information purposes. The records in this Office may not yet include all updated tax levies for the current year.
Purpose of Millage            Millage Amount               Expiration of Millage


Dated: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Catherine McClary
Washtenaw County Treasurer

Precincts and Polling Locations:
All locations are handicap-accessible with voting instructions available in audio and braille:

BRIDGEWATER TOWSHIP
TOWN HALL: 10990 Clinton Road, Manchester, MI 48158

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP:
TOWN HALL: 275 S. Macomb St., Manchester, MI 48158

Published in compliance with MCL 168.498

Publish: October 25, 2017

Tom Wharam – Bridgewater Township Clerk
Danell Proctor – Manchester Township Clerk

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