Voters in Washtenaw County to weigh in on proposals and city council elections

Voters in Ann Arbor will be electing city council members on Tuesday, November 5th.

Voters in each of the five wards in the city will elect one city council member. 

Also, in Ann Arbor, voters will decide on the Ann Arbor Public Schools - Proposal 1.

It is a renewal of a millage that has been passed four times before.

Money from this millage can't be used for teacher or administrative salaries. It is specifically for maintaining and repairing buildings and schools.

The proposal would continue what was last approved by voters in 2008.

Here's a look at the proposal as it appears on the board of elections website:

Shall the Public Schools of the City of Ann Arbor, County of Washtenaw, Michigan, be authorized to levy 1.00 mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) to create a sinking fund for the purpose of the construction or repair of school buildings and the improvement and development of sites and, to the extent permitted by law, for other purposes, including, but not limited to, the acquisition and installation of furnishings and equipment, by increasing the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the School District for a period of five (5) years, being the years 2015 to 2019, inclusive?  It is estimated that 1.00 mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) would raise approximately $7,450,000 in the first year that it is levied.

(Under state law, sinking fund proceeds may not be used to pay teacher or administrator salaries.)

For a link to the county's board of elections and proposals, just go to  http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/elections/2013-elections/november-5-2013-proposals

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