MCC voters approve millages

February 25, 2014

mcc logoSCOTTVILLE — A small amount of voters turned out for a school election in the Mason County Central School District today. However, the turnout was enough to pass two operating millage renewal proposals.

In a low profile election, the Board of Education was asking voters to continue to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, and to enable the school district to levy rate.

The first proposal passed 337 to 199 while the second proposal passed 301 to 232.

The first proposal was a 20 year millage that will provide funds for operating purposes. It is estimated to raise an annual collection of $1.7 million. The renewal is for millage that expires in 2013.

The second proposal was an increase 1.5 mill increase for 20 years that will restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963. It is expected to raise about $148,000 annually.

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