Ionia County Notice of Election

June 27, 2020

 

REGISTRATION NOTICE

For

The State Primary Election

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

To the Qualified Electors of the Townships listed

(All Precincts)

County of Ionia, State of Michigan

 

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any qualified elector of the below listed townships who is not already registered, may register to vote at the office of the Township Clerk; the office of the County Clerk; a Secretary of State branch office, or other designated state agency. Registration forms can be obtained at mi.gov/vote and mailed to the Township Clerk. Voters who are already registered may update their registration at www.expressSOS.com.

 

Anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in person with proof of residency (MCL 168.492) at their Township Clerk’s offices, located below with the following times:

 

PLEASE TAKE NOITCE that the Public Accuracy Test of the HART INTERCIVIC VOTING SYSTEM will also be conducted on the following dates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a State Primary Election will be held in Ionia County, Michigan, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, between the hours of 7:00am and 8:00pm prevailing Eastern Time to elect Democratic and Republican Party nominees for the following offices to the November 3, 2020 General Primary Election:

 

 

United States Senator

Representative in Congress 3rd District

Representative in State Legislature 86th District

Representative in State Legislature 87th District

Ionia County Prosecuting Attorney

Ionia County Sheriff

Ionia County Clerk

Ionia County Treasurer

Ionia County Register of Deeds

Ionia County Drain Commissioner

Ionia County Commissioner 1st District

Ionia County Commissioner 2nd District

Ionia County Commissioner 3rd District

Ionia County Commissioner 4th District

Ionia County Commissioner 5th District

Ionia County Commissioner 6th District

Ionia County Commissioner 7th District

Berlin Township Supervisor

Berlin Township Clerk

Berlin Township Treasurer

Berlin Township Trustees

Boston Township Supervisor

Boston Township Clerk

Boston Township Treasurer

Boston Township Trustees

Campbell Township Supervisor

Campbell Township Clerk

Campbell Township Treasurer

Campbell Township Trustees

Danby Township Supervisor

Danby Township Clerk

Danby Township Treasurer

Danby Township Trustees

Easton Township Supervisor

Easton Township Clerk

Easton Township Treasurer

Easton Township Trustees

Ionia Township Supervisor

Ionia Township Clerk

Ionia Township Treasurer

Ionia Township Trustees

Keene Township Supervisor

Keene Township Clerk

Keene Township Treasurer

Keene Township Trustees

Lyons Township Supervisor

Lyons Township Clerk

Lyons Township Treasurer

Lyons Township Trustees

North Plains Township Supervisor

North Plains Township Clerk

North Plains Township Treasurer

North Plains Township Trustees

Odessa Township Supervisor

Odessa Township Clerk

Odessa Township Treasurer

Odessa Township Trustees

Orange Township Supervisor

Orange Township Clerk

Orange Township Treasurer

Orange Township Trustees

Orleans Township Supervisor

Orleans Township Clerk

Orleans Township Treasurer

Orleans Township Trustees

Otisco Township Supervisor

Otisco Township Clerk

Otisco Township Treasurer

Otisco Township Trustees

Portland Township Supervisor

Portland Township Clerk

Portland Township Treasurer

Portland Township Trustees

Ronald Township Supervisor

Ronald Township Clerk

Ronald Township Treasurer

Ronald Township Trustees

Sebewa Township Supervisor

Sebewa Township Clerk

Sebewa Township Treasurer

Sebewa Township Trustees

 

 

IN ADDITION the following ballot questions will be presented to voters in their respective jurisdictions:

 

911 Operating Surcharge

For the period beginning on July 1, 2021 and continuing until the repeal of MCL Sec. 484.1401 [currently scheduled for December

31, 2021], shall Ionia County be authorized to assess a monthly surcharge of up to $3.00 on the monthly billings of landline, wireless and VOIP service suppliers within the geographic boundaries of Ionia County to be used exclusively for the funding of 911 emergency dispatch facilities, equipment and operations? This is a renewal and increase of a previously voter-approved authorization that will expire before the effective date of this authorization.

 

Senior Citizens Services Millage Renewal and Restoration Proposal

For the sole purpose of providing continued operating millage for the funding of Senior Citizens Services, previously approved by the voters in 2014 at the rate of 0.5 mills and reduced by the required millage rollbacks to 0.4981 mills, shall the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution on general ad valorem taxes within the County of Ionia be renewed at the rate of 0.4981 mills, and shall the previously authorized reduced millage of 0.0019 mills be restored, for a return to the previously authorized total millage rate of up to 0.50 mills ($0.50 per $1,000 of Taxable Value) for a period of eight (8) years, 2022 through 2029, inclusive? If approved and levied in full, this millage will raise an estimated $844,898 for the countywide Senior Citizens Services in the first calendar year of the levy based on taxable value.

 

Berlin Township, No. 3 Fr. (Coon School) Operating Millage Proposal

This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its full revenue per pupil foundation allowance. The remaining .5 mill is only available to be levied to restore millage lost as a result of a reduction required by the "Headlee" amendment to the Michigan Constitution of 1963, and will only be levied to the extent necessary to restore that reduction.

 

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Berlin Township, No. 3 Fr. (Coon School), Ionia County, Michigan, be renewed by 18 mills ($18.00 on each

$1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 20 years, 2021 to 2040, inclusive, and also be increased by .5 mill ($0.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 20 years, 2021 to 2040, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and 18 mills are levied in 2021 is approximately $119,606 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2020 levy and the addition of millage which will be levied only to the extent necessary to restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the "Headlee" amendment to the Michigan Constitution of 1963)?

 

Lowell Area Schools Building and Site Sinking Fund Replacement Millage Proposal

This proposal, if approved by the electors, will replace and extend the authority last approved by the electors in 2013 and which expires with the 2020 levy for Lowell Area Schools to levy a building and site sinking fund millage. This proposal allows the use of proceeds of the millage for all purposes previously permitted by law as well as newly authorized security improvements and the acquisition or upgrading of technology.

 

Pursuant to State law the expenditure of the building and site sinking fund millage proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for teacher, administrator or employee salaries, maintenance or other operating expenses. Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property within the school district of Lowell Area Schools, Kent and Ionia Counties, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy a new additional millage of not to exceed 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) to create a sinking fund to be used for the construction or repair of school buildings, for school security improvements, for the acquisition or upgrading of technology, for the purchase of real estate, and all other purposes authorized by law, for a period of six (6) years, 2021 through 2026, inclusive (estimated to provide revenues of approximately $907,580 in 2021)?

 

North Plains Township Road Maintenance and Improvement New Additional Millage Proposal

Shall the constitutional total tax rate limitation on general ad valorem taxes in the Township of North Plains be increased by 1.0 mill ($1 per $1,000 of taxable value) for three (3) years, 2020 through 2022, inclusive, and shall the Township of North Plains levy such new additional millage annually on all taxable real and personal property to provide funds for improving and maintaining public roads in North Plains Township, thereby raising an estimated $28,500 in the first year of the levy? All or a portion of the revenues from the millage will be disbursed to the Ionia County Road Department or its successor for public road improvements and maintenance within North Plains Township.

 

Odessa Township Millage Renewal Fire and Ambulance Services

Shall the expired previous voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan

Constitution in Odessa Township of 2 mills ($2.00 per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to 1.9576 mills ($1.9576 per $1,000 of taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at 1.9576 mills ($1.9576 per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for four (4) years, 2020 through 2023 inclusive, for Odessa Township fire and ambulance services, raising an estimated $238,115 in 2020, of which a portion will be disbursed to the Lake Odessa Downtown Development Authority?

 

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools

Operating Millage Renewal Proposal

This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its full revenue per pupil foundation allowance and renews millage that will expire with the 2021 tax levy.

 

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Carson City- Crystal Area Schools, Montcalm, Gratiot, Ionia and Clinton Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 5 years, 2022 to 2026, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2022 is approximately $1,353,987 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2021 tax levy)?

 

Persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act needing special accommodations should contact their township clerk’s office. 

 

Greg Geiger

Ionia County Clerk

 

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