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NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012



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July 25, 2012 - NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012

IN THE

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

To the Qualified Electors:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Election will be held in the:

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

County of Oakland, State of Michigan

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012

The polls will be open at 7 o'clock a.m. and will remain open until 8 o'clock p.m.

ALL POLLING PLACES ARE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

BRAILLE AND AUDIO VERSIONS OF VOTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

At the polling places listed below:

PRECINCT # POLLING LOCATION

1 St. Trinity Lutheran Church

7925 Sashabaw Rd.

2 First Congregational Church

5449 Clarkston Rd.

3 & 4 North Oaks Community Church

9600 Ortonville Rd.

5 Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church

6805 Bluegrass

6 Clarkston Community Church

6300 Clarkston Rd.

7 Clarkston Free Methodist Church

5482 Winell St. at Maybee Rd.

8 Maranatha Baptist Church

5790 Flemings Lake Rd.

9 & 10 Mt. Zion Church 4900 Maybee Rd.

11 Oakland Woods Baptist Church

5628 Maybee Rd.

12 Independence Township Public Library

6495 Clarkston Rd.

13 Carriage House @ Clintonwood Park

6000 Clarkston Rd.

14 Pine Knob Elementary School

6020 Sashabaw Rd.

Absent voter ballots may be obtained from:

Township Clerk

6483 Waldon Center Dr.

P.O. Box 69

Clarkston, Michigan 48347

The Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Primary Election will be conducted in all voting precincts of the Charter Township of Independence for the purpose of nominating candidates of all participating political parties for the following offices:

CONGRESSIONAL: United States Senator; Representative in Congress 8th District;

LEGISLATIVE: Representative in State Legislature-43rd District;

COUNTY: County Executive; Prosecuting Attorney; Sheriff; Clerk/Register of Deeds; Treasurer; Water Resources Commissioner; and County Commissioner Districts 1 and 4;

JUDICIAL: Judge of Circuit Court - 6th District (Non-Incumbent Position);

LOCAL: Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and Trustees (4)

AND for the purpose of electing:

Delegates to the County Convention of the Democratic and Republican parties;

AND for the purpose of voting on the following County proposal:

OAKLAND COUNTY ART INSTITUTE AUTHORITY MILLAGE

The Oakland County Art Institute Authority established pursuant to Public Act 296 of 2010 to allow for continuing support of art institute 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 of not more than 0.2 mill (20 cents per $1,000 of taxable value) on real and personal property to provide revenue to an art institute services provider for this purpose. Accordingly, to continue providing art institute services to benefit the residents of Oakland County, shall a 0.2 mill on all of the taxable property located within the County be imposed for a period of ten (10) years, being years 2012 through 2021? It is estimated that if approved and levied, this new millage would generate approximately $9,847,191 in 2012.

YES

NO

AND for the purpose of voting on the following Township proposals:

RENEWAL of FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES operating MILLAGE

Shall the Charter Township of Independence be authorized to continue the previously authorized levy of up to 3.1688 mills for a period of four (4) years, starting with the December 2012 levy, to provide fire protection and emergency services, including advanced life support, in the Township?

This proposed millage is a renewal of previously authorized millage for the above-stated purpose. Approval of this proposal would renew a tax limitation increase of $3.17 per $1,000 of taxable value on all taxable property in the Township. It is estimated that this proposal would result in the authorization to collect $4,217,400.00 in the first year if approved and levied. It is estimated that 95.68% of the annual millage revenue would be disbursed to the Charter Township of Independence for fire and emergency services and, as required by law, 4.32% would be disbursed to the Township's Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority. The amount disbursed to the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority shall be collected solely from properties within the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority District.

Yes

No

ADDITIONAL FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES operating MILLAGE

Shall the Charter Township of Independence be authorized to levy up to .59 mills for a period of four (4) years, starting with the December 2012 levy, to be added to the above proposed millage renewal (for a total millage of 3.7588), for purposes of providing fire protection and emergency services, including advanced life support, in the Township?

This proposed millage authorizes new additional millage for the above-stated purpose. Approval of this proposal would permit an additional tax limitation increase of 59 cents per $1,000 of taxable value on all taxable property in the Township. It is estimated that this proposal would result in the authorization to collect an additional $785,240.00 in the first year if approved and levied. It is estimated that 95.68% of the annual millage revenue would be disbursed to the Charter Township of Independence for fire and emergency services and, as required by law, 4.32% would be disbursed to the Township's Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority. The amount disbursed to the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority shall be collected solely from properties within the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority District.

YES

NO

COUNTY TREASURER'S STATEMENT

AS REQUIRED BY ACT NO. 62

OF THE PUBLIC ACTS OF 1933 AS AMENDED

I, Andrew E. Meisner, County Treasurer of the County of Oakland, State of Michigan, do hereby certify that according to the records in my office, as of July 17, 2012, the total of all voted increases in the tax rate limitation above the 18 mills established by Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 affecting taxable property in the Township of Independence, in said County, is as follows:

VOTED YEARS INCREASE

LOCAL UNIT INCREASE EFFECTIVE

Township of Independence 3.1688 Dec. 2008 ( 4 years)

.4494 Dec. 2009 (10 years)

0.1 2008 2017 Incl. Clarkston Community 19.2491 2006 2015

Schools (Non-Homestead) Lake Orion Community 18.00 2005 2014 Incl.

Schools (Non-Homestead)

2.25 2006 - 2014 Incl.

Waterford School District 18.00 2004 2013 Incl. County School District of

Oakland County 3.6483 Unlimited

County of Oakland .2415 2012 2021 Incl.

Oakland Community 1.00 Unlimited

College .7811 Beg. 07/01/2012

(10 years)

Andrew E. Meisner, Treasurer Dated: July 17, 2012

Oakland County

Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC

Township Clerk

PUBLISHED & POSTED: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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