Non-Homestead Millage Renewal Information

On February 27, 2024, Central Montcalm Public School district will seek an Operating Millage Renewal/Increase of 18.627 mills. The ballot proposal, if approved, allows the school district to continue to levy 18 mills on most commercial, business, rental properties, vacant land, and second-home properties. This non-homestead millage renewal/increase does not affect property taxes for primary home residences.

IMPORTANT FACTS

 

  • Election Day: February 27, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • This is a renewal of the current millage that voters approved in 2019 for 17.9442 mills.  These mills have been reduced slightly each year thereafter to 17.1270 mills due to the reduction required by the Headlee Amendment.
  • This will be represented by two different proposals on the ballot: 17.127 mill renewal and 1.5 mill increase.
  • Under state law, Central Montcalm Public School district may only levy 18 mills for general operating purposes.
  • The extra .627 mills on the ballot, while restricting the District to levy no more than 18 mills by law, guards against future Headlee rollbacks.
  • This renewal/increase is for a period of five years.
  • This is a renewal/increase on non-homestead property only.
  • This proposal does not impact the taxes on residential or most agricultural property.
  • If the proposal is defeated, taxes on primary homes, qualified agricultural property, and other property exempted by law will NOT decrease.
  • Even though primary households are not affected, state law requires a district-wide election to approve this millage.
  • In order for the District to receive its full per pupil foundation allowance from the State, the District must levy 18 mills on non-homestead properties.
  • This money is used for district operations.
  • This money cannot be replaced by other sources.

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