NOTICE OF ELECTION TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 3, 2021 ALLEGAN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS: OF THESE ALLEGAN COUNTY CITIES:  DOUGLAS, SAUGATUCK AND SOUTH HAVEN; OF THESE ALLEGAN COUNTY TOWNSHIPS: ALLEGAN, DORR, GUN PLAIN, HOPKINS, MARTIN, MONTEREY, OTSEGO, SALEM, SAUGATUCK AND WATSON; OF THESE ALLEGAN COUNTY VILLAGES: HOPKINS AND MARTIN.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 3, 2021.  THE POLLS OF SAID ELECTION WILL BE OPEN AT 7 O’CLOCK A.M. AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 8 O’CLOCK P.M. OF SAID DAY OF ELECTION.

AT THE PLACES HOLDING THE ELECTION IN SAID MUNICIPALITIES AS INDICATED BELOW:

  • Douglas City, 86 W. Center St
  • Martin Township, 998 Templeton St.
  • Saugatuck City, 102 Butler St.
  • Monterey Township, Community Center, 2999 30th St.
  • South Haven City, 539 Phoenix St.
  • Otsego Township, 400 N. 16th St.
  • ALLEGAN TOWNSHIP, 3037 118TH Ave.
  • Salem Township, 3003 142nd Ave.
  • Dorr Township, Pct. 1, 4196 18th St.
  • Saugatuck Township, 3461 Blue Star Hwy.
  • Gun Plain Township, 381 8th St.
  • Watson Township, 1895 118th Ave.
  • Hopkins Township, 128 S. Franklin

Polling locations are handicapped accessible – audio and braille instructions are available.

PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT SHOULD CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE CLERK’S OFFICE

FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CANDIDATES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES: CITY MAYOR: SOUTH HAVEN

AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS:

Township Proposal

Saugatuck Township Shall the previously approved but expired voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under the Michigan Constitution on real and personal property in Saugatuck Township, of 0.224 mill, reduced by required roll back to 0.2135 mill, be renewed and increased to 0.224 mill ($0.224 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) for five years, 2021 through 2025, inclusive, for the operation, maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation of the Township cemeteries; and shall the Township be authorized to levy the millage during each of these years?  The millage would raise an estimated $76,198.75 in the first year the millage is levied.

Library Proposal

Saugatuck/Douglas Library Shall the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library, County of Allegan, State of Michigan, be authorized to levy annually an amount not to exceed .25 mill ($.25 on each $1,000 of taxable value), of which .1883 mill is a renewal of the previously authorized millage rate that expired in 2020 and .0617 mill is new additional millage to restore the millage rate lost as a result of the Headlee Amendment millage reductions, against all taxable property within the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library district for a period of five (5) years, 2021 to 2025 inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for all district library purposes authorized by law? The estimate of the revenue the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library will collect in the first year of levy (2021) if the millage is approved and levied by the Library is approximately $175,000.

School Proposals

Hopkins Public Schools Operating Millage Proposal This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance and renews millage that will expire with the 2021 tax levy. Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 19.4662 mills ($19.4662 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Hopkins Public Schools, Allegan County, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 5 years, 2022 to 2026, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and 18 mills are levied in 2022 is approximately $853,350 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2021 tax levy)?

Martin Public Schools Operating Millage Proposal This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance and renews millage that will expire with the 2021 tax levy. Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 18.6169 mills ($18.6169 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Martin Public Schools, Allegan and Barry Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 5 years, 2022 to 2026, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and 18 mills are levied in 2022 is approximately $585,836 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2021 tax levy)?

For a full list of all candidates, please visit our website at www.allegancounty.org or www.michigan.gov/sos

 

Bob Genetski, Allegan County Clerk/Register

Election Coordinator/Election Clerk