August 4th Millage Vote Seeks Increased Road Repair
The Northville City Council has
authorized an August 4th millage proposal which would
provide an additional $750,000 annually for road and street
improvements. The 2.25 mill increase would cost the average
Northville homeowner an additional $270 per year (based on a
cash value of $240,000, or, a taxable value of $120,000).
The funds from this new millage, combined with the existing
1.7 mill road and street levy would increase the annual
budget for street resurfacing and reconstruction from
$350,000 to over $1.1 million.
The “Headlee Amendment” has rolled back the City’s 20 mill
tax limit to 15.8 mills. Therefore, the City must ask for a
“Headlee Override” in order to levy the proposed 2.25 mill
increase. The Headlee Override questions cannot change the
original purpose of the millage. In order to restrict the
usage of these new funds to roads and streets, the City
Council resolution authorizing this millage states that
these funds “will be used exclusively to provide funds for
road and street improvements.” In addition, Council will be
adopting an ordinance, prior to the election, which
restricts usage of these funds to roads and streets.
the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed
on taxable property in the City of Northville, Counties of
Wayne and Oakland, Michigan be increased by 2.25 mills
($2.25 per thousand dollars of taxable value) for a period
of fifteen (15) years, 2016 through 2030, as new additional
millage in excess of the limitation imposed by Michigan
Compiled Laws section 211.34d, to partially restore City
Charter millage authorization previously approved by the
electors as reduced by operation of the Headlee Amendment,
to provide funds for general operating purposes? It is
estimated that 2.25 mills would raise approximately $753,000
when first levied in 2016.
Streets Millage Q&A
Northville Housing Commission
The City of Northville is accepting applications for
consideration in serving on the Northville Housing
Commission. The role of the Housing Commission is to set
policy and provide guidance for the management of Allen
Terrace. Allen Terrace is an apartment community for
independent senior citizens aged 55 and over.
For an application,
For information on the Housing Commission, qualifications,
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303 W. Main Street
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847 N. Center Street
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