CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON - NOTICE OF THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE MAY 5, 2015 SPECIAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that APRIL 6, 2015, is the last day registrations can be accepted in order to be eligible to vote in the above stated election to be held on Tuesday, MAY 5, 2015. Registrations will be accepted at the Canton Township Clerk’s Office, 1150 South Canton Center Road, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration can also be made at any Secretary of State Branch Office or State Designated Agency. Persons with special needs who are unable to register in the above mentioned manner are urged to contact the Clerk’s Office at 734-394-5120. Mail-in registrations postmarked by April 6, 2015, will also be accepted.
TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS of the Charter Township of Canton, notice is hereby given that a Special Election will be held in the Charter Township of Canton on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of voting on the following Proposals:
A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the School Aid Fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for vehicles operating on public roads, and to give effect to laws that provide additional money for roads and other transportation purposes by increasing the gas tax and vehicle registration fees.
The proposed constitutional amendment would:
• Eliminate sales / use taxes on gasoline / diesel fuel for vehicles on public roads.
• Increase portion of use tax dedicated to School Aid Fund (SAF).
• Expand use of SAF to community colleges and career / technical education, and prohibit use for 4-year colleges / universities.
• Give effect to laws, including those that:
• Increase sales / use tax to 7%, as authorized by constitutional amendment.
• Increase gasoline / diesel fuel tax and adjust annually for inflation, increase vehicle registration fees, and dedicate revenue for roads and other transportation purposes.
• Expand competitive bidding and warranties for road projects.
• Increase earned income tax credit.
Should this proposal be adopted?
Building and Site Sinking Fund Tax Levy
Shall Van Buren Public Schools, Wayne and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, create a sinking fund for the purpose of construction or repair of school buildings and the improvement and development of sites and for any other purpose which may be authorized by law, and be authorized to levy not to exceed 1.13 mills ($1.13 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of seven (7) years, 2016 to 2022 inclusive. The levy would renew the sinking fund levy previously authorized by the voters in 2008 for an additional seven (7) years. It is estimated that the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in the 2016 calendar year shall be approximately $1,715,961 for the local taxes authorized in this proposal. A portion of the revenue collected may be subject to capture by the Van Buren Township Downtown Development Authority.
Full text of the ballot proposal may be obtained at the Canton Township Clerks Office, 1150 S. Canton Center Rd, Canton MI, 48188, 734/394-5120.
STATEMENT AS REQUIRED BY ACT 278 OF PUBLIC ACTS OF 1964
Amending the Property Tax Limitation Act
I, Raymond J. Wojtowicz, Treasurer of Wayne County, Michigan, do hereby certify that, as of March 1, 2015 the total of all voted increases in excess of the tax rate limitation established by Section 6, Article IX of the Constitution of the State of Michigan, as amended, and the years such increases are effective on property in the County of Wayne are as follows:
Wayne County, Michigan
Township of Canton
Taxing Authorities Date of Election Voted Increases Years Increase Effective
County of Wayne November 3, 2009 1 mill 2019
Wayne County Jail August 7, 2012 1 mill 2021
Wayne County Parks November 2, 2010 0.25 mills 2015
Wayne County November 6, 2008 1.25 mills 2020
Comm. College November 6, 2012 1 mill 2022
Plymouth-Canton August 5, 2014 18 mills 2024 (non-homestead only)
Van Buren Township November, 2011 18 mills 2016 (non-homestead only)
School District November, 2008 1.13 mills 2015
Wayne-Westland May, 2010 18 mills 2025 (non-homestead only)
Community Schools February, 2012 1 mill 2022
Terry G. Bennett
Canton Township Clerk