Special Election: May 4, 2021

**Newfield Township Voters who live in the Shelby School District/West Shore Educational Service District ONLY**

What’s on the ballot?

West Shore Educational Service District – Special Education Millage Renewal Proposal

This proposal will permit the intermediate school district to continue to levy special education millage previously approved by the electors.

 Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 1 mill ($1.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in West Shore Educational Service District, Michigan, to provide funds for the education of students with a disability, be renewed for a period of 8 years, 2022 to 2029, inclusive; the estimate of the revenue the intermediate school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2022 is approximately $3,400,000 from local property taxes authorized herein (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2021 tax levy)?

Shelby Public School Bonding Proposal

Shall Shelby Public Schools, Oceana County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Thirty-Three Million Dollars ($33,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:

erecting, furnishing and equipping a new school building; erecting an addition to, remodeling, including security improvements to, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping existing school buildings; acquiring and installing instructional technology and instructional technology equipment for school buildings; and erecting, developing and improving playgrounds, athletic fields and facilities, driveways, parking areas and sites?

The following is for informational purposes only:

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2021, under current law, is 3.64 mills ($3.64 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation). The maximum number of years the bonds of any series may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is thirty (30) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 3.36 mills ($3.36 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).

The school district does not expect to borrow from the State to pay debt service on the bonds. The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $0. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is $0. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.

(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)

Public Accuracy Test

The Public Accuracy Test will be held at the Newfield Township Hall on April 15, 2021 at 10:15 am.

Clerk Hours & Availability

The Newfield Township Clerk will be in the office on May 1, 2021 and on May 3, 2021 from 8 am until 4 pm to register voters. Voters may also use the link below for more information on how to register to vote, how to apply for an absentee ballot and much more.

Michigan Voter Information Center