2021 Non-Homestead Millage Renewal 

On Tuesday, Nov. 2 voters within the boundaries of Huron Valley Schools will be asked to decide two proposals to renew and restore the district’s non-homestead millage, which funds its day-to-day operations.

The 18 mills collected applies only to businesses, commercial property and vacation homes, but does not affect taxes on primary residences. School districts throughout Michigan are expected to renew their non-homestead millages every 10 years. The non-homestead millage accounts for approximately $10.5 million annually in the district’s budget, or about 11 percent.

Ballot language

Question 1

Huron Valley School District 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 revenue per pupil foundation allowance renews millage that will expire with the 2022 tax levy.

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 17.3886 mills ($17.3886 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 Huron Valley School District, Oakland and Livingston Counties, Michigan be renewed for a period of 10 years, 2023 to 2032, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and 17.3886 mills are levied in 2023 is approximately $10,458,485 (this is a renewal of the millage that will expire with the 2022 tax levy)?

Question 2

Huron Valley School District Operating Millage Proposal

This proposal will allow the school district 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 per pupil foundation allowance.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Huron Valley School District, Oakland and Livingston Counties, Michigan, be increased by .6114 mill ($0.6114 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 11 years 2022 to 2032, 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 $367,730 (this millage is to restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963)?

“Huron Valley voters have been extremely supportive over the years,” said HVS Superintendent Dr. Paul Salah. “We are so grateful that they continue to see the importance of investing in our schools.”

Salah noted the difference between the bond and sinking fund questions approved by voters in 2019. Funds derived from those initiatives support capital projects across all HVS schools. Renovations to four of the district’s elementary schools are wrapping up. Work on the other four elementary schools will begin in the spring.

HVS families are encouraged to take advantage of the state’s absentee voting system. Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.

Check your voter registration at Michigan Voter Information Center Michigan.gov/Vote