You may not know it, but Columbia Township residents will have a proposal to vote upon at the polls tomorrow, Tuesday, November 2nd. If voters pass it, the proposal will raise property taxes. The revenue would create a sinking fund for the schools for repairs, acquiring technology, or security improvements.
How much? If your house has an assessed value of $200,000, the taxable value is 50% of that or $100,000. The additional property tax calculation is $0.65 x 100 = $65.
Proposals to increase taxes often occur during off elections, when there are no other proposals or few other ballot issues. With low voter turnout, these proposals generally pass. Below is the only proposal on the ballot tomorrow.
From the Jackson County government website:
COLUMBIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
SINKING FUND MILLAGE PROPOSAL
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Columbia School District, Jackson, Lenawee, Washtenaw and Hillsdale Counties, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy not to exceed 0.65 mill ($0.65 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2022 to 2031, inclusive, to create 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 2022 is approximately $470,124?