On the May 5, 2015 ballot, there will be a proposal to renew the township road millage. This renewal is for 0.25 mill for five years, to be used specifically for township roads.
Below is the text of the two ballot proposals, one state proposal and one township proposal:
A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the School Aid Fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for vehicles operating on public roads, and to give effect to laws that provide additional money for roads and other transportation purposes by increasing the gas tax and vehicle registration fees.
The proposed constitutional amendment would:
• Eliminate sales / use taxes on gasoline / diesel fuel for vehicles on public roads.
• Increase portion of use tax dedicated to School Aid Fund (SAF).
• Expand use of SAF to community colleges and career / technical education, and prohibit use for 4-year colleges / universities.
• Give effect to laws, including those that:
o Increase sales / use tax to 7%, as authorized by constitutional amendment.
o Increase gasoline / diesel fuel tax and adjust annually for inflation, increase vehicle registration fees, and dedicate revenue for roads and other transportation purposes.
o Expand competitive bidding and warranties for road projects.
o Increase earned income tax credit.
Should this proposal be adopted?
FREEDOM TOWNSHIP RENEWAL TAX-RATE LIMITATION AND LEVY PROP. (ROAD MAINTENANCE)
Renewal Tax-Rate Limitation and Levy Proposal (Road Maintenance)
Shall the expired previous voted increases in the tax limitations imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution in Freedom Township, of .25 mills ($0.25 per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to .25 mills ($.25 per $1,000 of taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at and increased up to the original voted .25 mills ($0.25 per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for five (5) years, 2015 through 2019, inclusive, for road maintenance, raising an estimated $23,000 in the first year the millage is levied.
Should the proposal be approved?