Anchor Bay has a non-homestead millage restoration on the November 5th ballot. This two-mill restoration will allow the district to restore the 18 mills levied on non-homestead properties and hedge against future Headlee rollbacks through 2024.
The Anchor Bay School District Board of Education unanimously approved placing a non-homestead millage restoration on the November 5th ballot. This two-mill restoration will allow the district to restore the 18 mills levied on non-homestead properties and hedge against future Headlee rollbacks through 2024. The Headlee Amendment to the Michigan Constitution states that a rollback must occur when the growth on existing property is greater than the rate of inflation. As a result of the Headlee rollback, the district is seeking this restoration to ensure full funding is received.
Under Proposal A, all property is taxed at 6 mills by the State of Michigan. Non-homestead property is taxed at 18 mills by the local district to create the per-pupil foundation amount. The State assumes the full 18 mills are collected locally and when they are not, the district faces a loss in student funding. Anchor Bay is currently facing a loss of approximately $70,000 due to the Headlee Amendment.
“It is important to understand the millage request is not a tax increase for homeowners, this election will restore and maintain that 18 mills continue to be collected on non-homestead properties,” states Board President Jon DeRoo. Non-homestead properties include industrial, commercial and second homes. It does not include a family’s primary residence.
If approved by voters on Tuesday, November 5th, Anchor Bay will receive full funding for students and maintain the maximum tax levy under Proposal A. The district is seeking a 2 mill increase to ensure that any future rollbacks will not keep the district from collecting the maximum amount of 18 mills.
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