CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016 FOR THE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF ORION
To the Qualified Electors of Orion Township, Oakland County, Michigan:
Notice is hereby given that Monday, July 5, 2016 is the last day to register to vote or change your address for the August 2, 2016 Primary Election.
If you are not currently registered to vote or have changed your address in Orion Township,
please note the following locations and times for voter registration listed in this notice. Qualified electors may register to vote or change their address in one of the following manners:
· At the Orion Township Clerk’s office, 2525 Joslyn Road, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or at the office of any County Clerk during normal business hours;
· At any of the Secretary of State branch offices located throughout the State during normal business hours;
· At the specified agency for clients receiving services through the Family Independence Agency, the Department of Community Health, Michigan Jobs Commission, and some offices of the Commission for the Blind;
· At the military recruitment offices for persons enlisting in the armed forces.
· By obtaining and completing a Mail-In Voter Registration Application at the Township Clerk’s office and forwarding it to the election official directed on the application by the close of registration deadline.
THE AUGUST 2, 2016 PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ALL VOTING PRECINCTS OF ORION TOWNSHIP, FOR THE PURPOSE OF NOMINATING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
CONGRESSIONAL Representative in Congress
LEGISLATIVE Representative in State Legislature
COUNTY County Executive, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk/Register of Deeds, Treasurer, Water Resources Commissioner and County Commissioner
TOWNSHIP Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and Trustees
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING DELEGATES TO COUNTY CONVENTION OF THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTIES
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS:
OAKLAND COUNTY ZOOLOGICAL AUTHORITY RENEWAL MILLAGE The Oakland County Zoological Authority was established pursuant to Public Act 49 of 2008 and formed to allow for continuing zoological services for the students, residents and visitors of Oakland County. The law allows the Authority to seek authorization from the electors to levy a tax on real and personal property to provide revenue to an accredited zoological institution for this purpose. Accordingly, as a renewal of the previously approved millage authorization which expires with the 2017 tax levy, to continue providing zoological services to benefit the residents of the County, shall the 0.1 mill (10 cents per $1,000 of taxable value) on all of the taxable property located within the County continue to be imposed for a period of ten (10) years, being years 2018 through 2027? It is estimated that if approved and levied, this millage would generate approximately $5,609,562 in 2018.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF ORION FIRE MILLAGE Shall the Charter Township of Orion be authorized to levy up to 1.984 mills for a period of 4 years beginning December 2016 and expiring December 2019 to provide for the following purposes: fire protection services for the operation and maintenance of the Orion Township Fire Department, including the purchase of equipment and buildings to serve the Charter Township of Orion and the Village of Lake Orion, and the hiring of personnel and payment of wages and benefits. Approval of this proposal would authorize the levy of approximately $1.984 per $1,000 of taxable value on all taxable property in the Township and the Village of Lake Orion, a portion of which will be disbursed to the Village of Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority. It is estimated that this proposal would result in authorization to collect approximately $2,810,671.15 in the first year if approved and levied. A property with taxable value of $50,000 would be taxed $99.20 for the millage.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF ORION POLICE MILLAGE Shall the Charter Township of Orion be authorized to levy up to 2.9885 mills for a period of 4 years beginning December 2016 through and including December 2019 to provide police protection services; including, the purchase of equipment, operating costs, officer quarters and personnel costs in the Township? Approval of this proposal would authorize a levy up to $2.9885 per $1,000 of taxable value on all taxable property in the Township and the Village of Lake Orion, a portion of which may be disbursed to the Village of Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority and by contract the Village of Lake Orion. It is estimated that this proposal would result in authorization to collect approximately $4,506,993.87 in the first year if approved and levied. A property with a taxable value of $50,000 would be taxed $149.43 for the millage.
ORION TOWNSHIP VOTERS IN THE LAKE ORION COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT:
LAKE ORION COMMUNITY SCHOOLS COUNTY OF OAKLAND STATE OF MICHIGAN BUILDING AND SITE SINKING FUND TAX PROPOSAL This proposal, if approved by the electors, will allow the Lake Orion Community Schools to levy a building and site sinking fund tax, the proceeds of which will be used to make improvements and repairs to the School District’s facilities. Pursuant to State Law, the expenditure of the building and site sinking fund tax proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for teacher, administrator or employee salaries, maintenance or other operating expenses. Shall the Lake Orion Community Schools be authorized to levy two (2.0) mills ($2.00 per $1,000 of taxable valuation), for a period of ten (10) years, from [July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2026], to create a building and site sinking fund to be used for the construction or repair of school buildings or any other purpose authorized under Michigan law? This millage would provide estimated revenues to the Lake Orion Community Schools of approximately [Three Million Three Hundred Ninety Thousand ($3,390,000) Dollars during the 2016 calendar year], if approved and levied.
For further information, please contact:
Penny S. Shults, Clerk
Charter Township of Orion
2525 Joslyn Road
Lake Orion, MI 48360
(248) 391-0304, ext. 104