Voters Headed To The Polls

Voters are heading to the polls today, Tuesday, May  7 to decide on a number of issues.  The East China School District is looking to approve a bond proposal that would raise $148.68 million.  The bond millage rate of 2.7 mills would increase the current amount levied by 1.7 percent.  If approved by voters, the bond would raise funds for renovations and a building consolidation plan, which includes the construction of a new connected middle and high school complex.  It would also include new furniture, updated learning environments, technology upgrades and security upgrades, including secure entryways at all the district’s schools.

Cros-Lex Community Schools are asking voters to consider a 0.9 mil sinking fund.  The fund would seek to raise about $4.9 million in revenue over 10 years. This would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $45 per year.  This would provide renovation of the high school’s boiler system, work on the middle school roof, work on unit ventilators and parking lot work at the middle school

Algonac voters will decide whether to renew an 18 mill non-homestead millage tax for Algonac Community Schools.   The ballot language includes a 0.5 mill increase in the tax. However, the district is prohibited by law from levying more than 18 mills. The 0.5 mill increase is intended to provide a buffer in case of a Headlee rollback