SINKING FUND MILLAGE RENEWAL
On November 7, 2023, voters in the Bronson Community Schools District will consider a Sinking Fund Millage renewal that would generate approximately $460,000 annually for the construction and repair of school buildings, school security improvements, acquisition or upgrading of technology, and other purposes allowable by law.
Sinking Fund Millage per $1,000 of taxable value
NOV 7, 2023
polls are open
*Absentee voting now available!
for district improvements
What was completed with the previous sinking fund dollars?
2018 SINKING FUND PROJECT SUCCESS
Plumbing/pipe replacement as needed throughout the district
Flooring replacement at the Jr/Sr High School caused by water damage
Jr/Sr High School Gymnasium Bleachers
Jr/Sr High School Gymnasium Floor Replacement
Jr/Sr High School Rooftop Units
Redesign Bronson Jr/Sr High School office suite for additional entrance security
Jr/Sr High School Classroom Mechanical Fixture Replacement
Jr/Sr High School Restroom Renovations
6th Grade Wing Renovations
PROJECTS COMPLETED WITH OTHER FUNDING SOURCES
Covid Relief Funds - Jr/Sr High School Mechanical Upgrades to Address Air Quality
What projects are expected to be completed with this sinking fund?
PROPOSED SINKING FUND PROJECTS
Elementary Restroom Renovations
Fire Alarm System Upgrades
Elementary Mechanical Equipment and Controls Upgrades
Boiler Replacement or Upgrades at Jr/Sr High School
Additional Technology Upgrades
When is the vote taking place?
Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Absentee ballots are currently
available for those wanting to vote using this method.
What is being voted on?
Vote on the renewal of a Sinking Fund Millage for building and site renovations, safety and security improvements and
Who is eligible to vote?
All registered voters living within the Bronson Community School District boundaries are able to vote on this millage proposal.
Where do I vote?
Voting will take place at your normal polling place that you go to for all elections. You can contact your county clerk’s office or visit www.Michigan.gov/Vote for more information.
What will the ballot language look like?
BRONSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SINKING FUND MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the building and site sinking fund millage that expires with the 2023 tax levy. Shall the currently authorized millage rate of 1.9766 mills ($1.9766 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) which may be assessed against all property in Bronson Community School District, Branch and St. Joseph Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 5 years, 2024 to 2028, inclusive, to continue to provide for a sinking fund for the construction or repair of school buildings; for school security improvements; for the acquisition or upgrading of technology; and all other purposes authorized by law; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2024 is approximately $460,000 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2023 tax levy)
In the ballot language, why does the millage rate say 1.9766 mills? Wasn’t the 2018 sinking fund a 2.0 mill request? How is this a renewal if it is at a different millage rate?
The Headlee Property Tax Revenue Limitation requires that if property values increase at a rate higher than the inflation rate, the maximum property tax millage must be reduced so that the sinking fund yields the same gross revenue. A slight decrease to the original 2.0 millage was required due to this requirement known as the ‘Headlee Rollback.’