2018-10-06 / News

Island School Operating Millage Is Up for Another Renewal

Mackinac Island Public School is seeking to renew its operating millage for another three years, from 2018 through 2021. If approved, the millage will continue to levy 7.8 mills on taxable nonhomestead property.

The millage provides operating funds for the district, which has about 70 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The millage would raise $1.5 million for the school in 2019, if it is approved, raising $7.80 per $1,000 of taxable value on non-homestead property.

Other ballot measures include a renewal of the special education millage for the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District. The millage currently levies 0.233 mill, and the renewal would last for four years, from 2019 to 2022. The funds are used to educate students with special needs and disabilities. If approved, the millage would collect $537,117 from local property taxes in 2019.

Voters will also consider a county-wide proposal that will fund veterans services in Mackinac County. If approved, it will levy 0.1 mill for three years, from 2018 to 2020, raising about $102,156.90 in the first year. Services will be made available to veterans and their dependents.

Mackinac Island voters will also consider candidates for several other elections, including Michigan’s next governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and attorney general. Other races are U.S. Senator, Michigan’s 1st District Representative in Congress, 37th District State Senator, and 107th District State Representative.

Profiles and more information on these races will be published in upcoming editions of The St. Ignace News.

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