Saginaw Township Community Schools are seeking to a renew a non-homestead millage previously passed in 2012.
The three mill renewal is nearly $9.6 million of the district’s annual operating budget and has no tax impact on home owners of primary residences, but instead is levied against business, industrial, commercial and rental properties which are not primary residences. There would be no increase in the millage, so those paying for the millage would not see their taxes increase.
While 18 mills are the maximum levy on non-homestead properties allowable under state law, the district is also requesting a renewal of the 3 mill non-homestead millage ‘cushion’ to offset a possible “Headlee Rollback,” should one occur in the future. The ballot language will reflect this by mentioning 20.2377 mills instead of 18 mills.
The district is reminding voters the renewal is not related to the district’s bond proposal voters rejected last spring. More information can be found online at stcs.org/millage. The proposal is on the February 27 ballot. Voting can be done through absentee ballot, in-person early voting starting February 17 or in-person on Election Day.