Laketown Township Clerk Amber Davis and Deputy Clerk Jenifer French conducted the public accuracy test at the township hall, 4338 Beeline Road, on Tuesday, April 11, for the May 2 election.
The accuracy test is conducted to determine that the program and computer being used to tabulate the results of the election count the votes in the manner prescribed by law.
Voters in two of three precincts in Laketown Township will go to the polls on May 2:
Precinct 1: Holland Community Swimming Pool Authority. Millage Proposition – Renewal/Additional Authorization. Voting at the township hall, 4338 Beeline Road.
Precinct 2: Hamilton Community Schools – Bond Proposal. Voting at the Graafschap Fire Stattion, 4534 60th St.
Precinct 3 – No Election.
Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The last day to register for the election in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk is Monday, April 17.
Persons registering between April 18 and May 2 may do so in-person with proof of residency at Laketown Township, 4338 Beeline Road. The township hall is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.
People with special needs as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the clerk at (616) 335-3050.
Precinct 1 issue
Voters in Precinct One (Holland School District) will decide a millage proposition for the swimming pool:
HOLLAND COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL AUTHORITY
Millage Proposition – Renewal/Additional Authorization
(This millage would renew the previously authorized 1.0 mill levy, which expires in 2023, for the operation of the Holland Community Aquatic Center.)
Shall the expired previous voted increase in the tax limitations imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution, on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property (both homestead and non-homestead) in the Holland Area Community Swimming Pool Authority (whose geographic boundaries are coterminous with those of the Holland School District) of 1 mill ($1 per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to 0.9505 mills ($.9505 per $1,000 in taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed and increased up to the original voted 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for five (5) years, 2024 through 2028, inclusive, to provide funds to enable the Authority to own, operate, and maintain a community swimming pool, and authorize the Authority to levy said tax, raising an estimated $1,666,960 in the first year the millage is levied?
Precinct 2 issue
Voters in Precinct Two (Hamilton Community Schools) will decide a bond proposal:
HAMILTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Shall Hamilton Community Schools, Allegan County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Forty-One Million One Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars ($41,180,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:
erecting, furnishing, and equipping additions to school buildings; remodeling, including security improvements to, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping school buildings; acquiring and installing instructional technology and instructional technology equipment for school buildings; purchasing school buses; and developing and improving playgrounds, driveways, parking areas, and sites?
The following is for informational purposes only:
The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2023 is 2.60 mills ($2.60 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a 2.17 mills net increase over the prior year’s levy. The maximum number of years the bonds of any series may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is thirty (30) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 1.67 mills ($1.67 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).
The school district does not expect to borrow from the State to pay debt service on the bonds. The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $27,460,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is $0. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.
(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)