The following ballot proposal language is slated to go before local voters on Nov. 3 (source the Berrien County Clerk's Office website):

CITY OF NEW BUFFALO

  • Proposal for a Road Millage: Shall the City of New Buffalo impose an additional millage of up to 0.25 mills ($0.25 per thousand dollars of taxable value) for a period of 20 years (2021 through 2040 inclusive) for the purpose of constructing, improving, repairing, and maintaining public roads, and shall the city be authorized to levy this millage on all taxable property in the city raising an estimated $61,161 in the first year of the levy? (To the extent required by law, a portion of the tax levy will be captured by the Downtown Development Authority of the City of New Buffalo)
  • Proposal for a Millage Renewal to Fund Park Improvements: Shall the previously-voted millage to fund park improvements in the City of New Buffalo, as reduced by the required millage rollback, be renewed at 0.4599 mills ($0.4599 per thousand dollars of taxable value) for a period of 5 years (2021 through 2025 inclusive) and shall the city be authorized to levy this millage on all taxable property in the city raising an estimated $112,512 in the first year of the levy? (To the extent required by law, a portion of the tax levy will be captured by the Downtown Development Authority of the City of New Buffalo)

THREE OAKS TOWNSHIP

  • Ambulance Millage Proposal: Shall Three Oaks Township impose an increase of 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6, of the Michigan Constitution and levy it on real and personal property for a period of four years, 2021 through 2024 inclusive, for the purpose of providing ambulance services for building maintenance expenses and including basic life support ambulance service for Three Oaks Township including Three Oaks Village 24 hours a day, 365 days per year pursuant to a contract for services.? It is estimated the revenue collected by Three Oaks Township as a result of this proposal will be $97,891.79 in the first year the millage is levied based on the most recent taxable value.
  • Fire Protection Millage Proposal: Shall Three Oaks Township impose an increase of 1.5 mills ($1.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6, of the Michigan Constitution and levy it on real and personal property for a period of four years, 2021 through 2024 inclusive, for the purpose of providing operating funds for Three Oaks Township Fire Protection, including the purchase, maintenance and operation of vehicles, apparatus and equipment and personnel? It is estimated the revenue collected by Three Oaks Township as a result of this proposal will be $146,837.68 in the first year the millage is levied based on the most recent taxable value.
  • Police Protection Millage Proposal: Shall Three Oaks Township impose an increase of 1.75 mills ($1.75 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6, of the Michigan Constitution and levy it on real and personal property in Three Oaks Township excluding Three Oaks Village for a period of four years, 2021 through 2024 inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for Three Oaks Township pursuant to a contract with Three Oaks Village for police protection (law enforcement services agreement).? It is estimated the revenue collected by Three Oaks Township as a result of this proposal will be $103,520.65 in the first year the millage is levied based on the most recent taxable value.
  • Regulation of and Number of Marihuana Establishments Allowed Within the Boundaries of This Municipality: A proposed ordinance permitting a limited number and type of marihuana related establishments within Three Oaks Township, pursuant to all applicable state laws, and to charge a non-refundable application fee for such permits. Should this proposal be adopted?

VILLAGE OF MICHIANA

  • Emergency Services Millage for Police, Fire & Ambulance Service: In support of the continued operation of the Village of Michiana, Berrien County, Michigan, Police, Fire & Ambulance service and continued operating expenses and equipment for Emergency Services including Police, Fire & Ambulance service, shall the Village levy 1 (one) mill which is equal to $1.00 (one dollar) for each $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars) of real and personal property subject to taxation. Said millage will be used for emergency services equipment and general operating expenses for emergency services. Said millage, if approved by the electors of the Village of Michiana, will be levied for a period of 5 (five) years, starting in 2022 and ending in 2026. It is estimated that the levy will generate approximately $73,872 in the first year.

VILLAGE OF THREE OAKS

  • Ambulance Millage Proposal: Shall Three Oaks Township impose an increase of 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6, of the Michigan Constitution and levy it on real and personal property for a period of four years, 2021 through 2024 inclusive, for the purpose of providing ambulance services for building maintenance expenses and including basic life support ambulance service for Three Oaks Township including Three Oaks Village 24 hours a day, 365 days per year pursuant to a contract for services.? It is estimated the revenue collected by Three Oaks Township as a result of this proposal will be $97,891.79 in the first year the millage is levied based on the most recent taxable value.
  • Fire Protection Millage Proposal: Shall Three Oaks Township impose an increase of 1.5 mills ($1.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6, of the Michigan Constitution and levy it on real and personal property for a period of four years, 2021 through 2024 inclusive, for the purpose of providing operating funds for Three Oaks Township Fire Protection, including the purchase, maintenance and operation of vehicles, apparatus and equipment and personnel? It is estimated the revenue collected by Three Oaks Township as a result of this proposal will be $146,837.68 in the first year the millage is levied based on the most recent taxable value.
  • Regulation of and Number of Marihuana Establishments Allowed Within the Boundaries of This Municipality: A proposed ordinance permitting a limited number and type of marihuana related establishments within The Village of Three Oaks, pursuant to all applicable state laws, and to charge a non-refundable application fee for such permits. Should this proposal be adopted?

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