July 23, 2014 - NOTICE OF ELECTION
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
To the Qualified Electors of the Charter Township of Independence, County of Oakland:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Primary Election will be held in the Charter Township of Independence, County of Oakland on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of nominating candidates for the following offices:
CONGRESSIONAL: United States Senator; Representative in Congress - 8th District;
LEGISLATIVE: State Senator - 12th District; Representative in State Legislature - 43rd District;
COUNTY: County Commissioner Districts 1st and 4th;
AND for the purpose of electing:
Delegates to the County Convention of the Democratic and Republican parties;
and to vote on the following proposals:
APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF AMENDATORY ACT TO REDUCE STATE USE TAX AND REPLACE WITH A LOCAL COMMUNITY STABILIZATION SHARE TO MODERNIZE THE TAX SYSTEM TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES GROW AND CREATE JOBS
The amendatory act adopted by the Legislature would:
1. Reduce the state use tax and replace with a local community stabilization share of the tax for the purpose of modernizing the tax system to help small businesses grow and create jobs in Michigan.
2. Require Local Community Stabilization Authority to provide revenue to local governments dedicated for local purposes, including police safety, fire protection, and ambulance emergency services.
3. Increase portion of state use tax dedicated for aid to local school districts.
4. Prohibit Authority from increasing taxes.
5. Prohibit total use tax rate from exceeding existing constitutional 6% limitation.
Should this law be approved?
AND for the purpose of voting on the following Township proposal:
RENEWAL of POLICE SERVICES operating MILLAGE
Shall the Charter Township of Independence be authorized to renew the previously authorized levy of up to 2.95 mills for a period of four (4) years, starting with the December 2014 levy, for the purpose of continuing to provide police services in the Township?
This millage will renew the voter approved 2010 millage for police services in the approximate amount of $2.95 per $1,000 of taxable value on all taxable property in the Township. It is estimated that this proposal will result in the authorization to collect $4,036,150.00 in the first year if approved and levied. It is estimated that 99.7% of the annual millage revenue would be disbursed to the Charter Township of Independence for police services and, as required by law, 0.3% (three tenths of one percent) will be disbursed to the Township's Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority. The amount disbursed to the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority shall be collected only from properties within the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority District.
AND for the purpose of voting on the following District Library proposal:
Library Millage Proposal
Shall the Clarkston Independence District Library, County of Oakland, Michigan, levy an amount not to exceed 1.25 mills ($1.25 on each $1,000 of taxable value) against all taxable real and tangible personal property within the Clarkston Independence District Library District for a period of eight (8) years, 2014 to 2021, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for all District Library purposes authorized by law; and shall the District Library levy such new additional millage for said purpose? The estimate of the revenue the Clarkston Independence District Library will collect if the millage is approved and levied by the District Library in the 2014 calendar year is approximately $1,757,000. A small portion (approximately 0.3%) of the revenue collected will be subject to capture by the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority.
The polling place locations for said election are as follows:
PRECINCT # POLLING LOCATION
1 St. Trinity Lutheran Church - 7925 Sashabaw Road
2 First Congregational Church - 5449 Clarkston Road
3 Carriage House @ Clintonwood Park -
6000 Clarkston Road
4 Clarkston Independence District Township Library - 6495 Clarkston Road
5 Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church -
6 Clarkston Community Church - 6300 Clarkston Road
7 Oakland Woods Baptist Church - 5628 Maybee Road
8 Maranatha Baptist Church - 5790 Flemings Lake Road
9 Harvestland Church - 5848 Clintonville Road
10 & 11 Mt. Zion Church - 4900 Maybee Road
12 & 13 Clarkston Community Schools Administration Building - 6389 Clarkston Road
For assistance in determining the accessibility of the polling place locations and the availability of voting instructions in alternative formats such as audio and Braille, please contact the Township Clerk's office.
Absent voter ballots may be obtained by contacting:
Charter Township of Independence
6483 Waldon Center Dr.
Clarkston, Michigan 48346
The Clerk, or the Clerk's designee, will be available in the Clerk's office on the Saturday preceding the election, August 2, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot which will be mailed.
For names of candidates or any other information, please contact the Township Clerk's Office at (248) 625-5113.
Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC
PUBLISHED & POSTED: Wednesday, July 23, 2014