Ballot Proposals and Language
There are two proposals to be included on the November 2020 ballot. For annexation to occur, both need to be adopted by voters in the Gratiot-Isabella RESD district.
Proposal I: Annexation
Determines whether tax payers in the Gratiot-Isabella RESD will become part of Mid Michigan College's district.
Proposal II: Millage
Any taxpayer in Mid Michigan College's district contributes tax funds of 1.2232 mills (the College's current operating millage rate) toward College operations. This proposal asks taxpayers in the Gratiot-Isabella RESD to accept or reject the 1.2232 taxable rate in order to become part of the College's district.
*Official ballot language can be found on this webpage.
Millage Rate and Estimated Tax Increase
If the 1.2232 millage rate and annexation proposals were adopted, a home with a taxable value of $50,000 would pay slightly more than $60 a year in property taxes.
Official Ballot Language
MID MICHIGAN COLLEGE ANNEXATION PROPOSITION Shall Mid Michigan College, Michigan, annex the territory of Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education Service District, Michigan that is not already included in a community college district?
MID MICHIGAN COLLEGE ADOPTION OF MID MICHIGAN COLLEGE MAXIMUM TAX RATE BY ANNEXED TERRITORY To provide funds for Mid Michigan College, Michigan, shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in the proposed annexed territory of Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education Service District, Michigan, be increased in perpetuity by 1.2232 mills ($1.2232 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation), representing the community college district charter millage; the estimate of the revenue the community college district will collect within the annexed territory of the intermediate school district if the millage is approved and levied in 2020 is approximately $3,110,000?