TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS of the Charter Township of Canton, notice is hereby given that a Special Election will be held in the Charter Township of Canton on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of voting on the following Proposal(s):
A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the School Aid Fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for vehicles operating on public roads, and to give effect to laws that provide additional money for roads and other transportation purposes by increasing the gas tax and vehicle registration fees.
The proposed constitutional amendment would:
• Eliminate sales / use taxes on gasoline / diesel fuel for vehicles on public roads.
• Increase portion of use tax dedicated to School Aid Fund (SAF).
• Expand use of SAF to community colleges and career / technical education, and prohibit use for 4-year colleges / universities.
• Give effect to laws, including those that:
• Increase sales / use tax to 7%, as authorized by constitutional amendment.
• Increase gasoline / diesel fuel tax and adjust annually for inflation, increase vehicle registration fees, and dedicate revenue for roads and other transportation purposes.
• Expand competitive bidding and warranties for road projects.
• Increase earned income tax credit.
Should this proposal be adopted?
Building and Site Sinking Fund Tax Levy
Shall Van Buren Public Schools, Wayne and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, create a sinking fund for the purpose of construction or repair of school buildings and the improvement and development of sites and for any other purpose which may be authorized by law, and be authorized to levy not to exceed 1.13 mills ($1.13 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of seven (7) years, 2016 to 2022 inclusive. The levy would renew the sinking fund levy previously authorized by the voters in 2008 for an additional seven (7) years. It is estimated that the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in the 2016 calendar year shall be approximately $1,715,961 for the local taxes authorized in this proposal. A portion of the revenue collected may be subject to capture by the Van Buren Township Downtown Development Authority.
Full text of the ballot proposal may be obtained at the Canton Township Clerks Office, 1150 S. Canton Center Rd, Canton MI, 48188, 734/394-5120.
STATEMENT AS REQUIRED BY ACT 278 OF PUBLIC ACTS OF 1964
Amending the Property Tax Limitation Act
I, Raymond J. Wojtowicz, Treasurer of Wayne County, Michigan, do hereby certify that, as of March 1, 2015 the total of all voted increases in excess of the tax rate limitation established by Section 6, Article IX of the Constitution of the State of Michigan, as amended, and the years such increases are effective on property in the County of Wayne are as follows:
Wayne County, Michigan
Township of Canton
Taxing Authorities Date of Election Voted Increases Years Increase Effective
County of Wayne November 3, 2009 1 mill 2019
Wayne County Jail August 7, 2012 1 mill 2021
Wayne County Parks November 2, 2010 0.25 mills 2015
Wayne County November 6, 2008 1.25 mills 2020
Comm. College November 6, 2012 1 mill 2022
Plymouth-Canton August 5, 2014 18 mills 2024 (non-homestead only)
Van Buren Township November, 2011 18 mills 2016 (non-homestead only)
School District November, 2008 1.13 mills 2015
Wayne-Westland May, 2010 18 mills 2025 (non-homestead only)
Community Schools February, 2012 1 mill 2022
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON
PRECINCT NUMBERS AND LOCATIONS
Listed below are the polling locations for the Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Special Election, which will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of voting:
Precinct No. Name of Facility Address
1 & 23 Discovery Middle School 45083 Hanford Rd
3, 10, 21 St. John Neumann Church 44800 Warren Rd
4 & 13 Miller Elementary School 43721 Hanford Rd
5 & 31 Crescent Academy 40440 Palmer Rd
6 & 32 Life Church 7001 N. Haggerty Rd
7 & 8 Salem High School 46181 Joy Rd
9 & 34 Eriksson Elementary School 1275 N. Haggerty Rd
11 & 19 Tonda Elementary School 46501 Warren Rd
12 & 14 Hulsing Elementary School 8055 Fleet St
16 & 17 Bentley Elementary School 1100 S. Sheldon Rd
18 & 29 Field Elementary School 1000 S. Haggerty Rd
22 Hoben Elementary School 44680 Saltz Rd
24 & 25 Canton High School 8415 N. Canton Center Rd
26, 27, 36 Summit on the Park 46000 Summit Parkway
30 Mettetal Airport 8550 N. Lilley Rd
37 Dodson Elementary School 205 N. Beck Rd
35 Canton Human Services Center 50430 School House Rd
38 Historic Cherry Hill School 50440 Cherry Hill Rd
39 Plymouth High School 8400 N. Beck Rd
41 & 42 Workman Elementary School 250 N. Denton Rd
The Office of the Township Clerk, 1150 S. Canton Center Road, will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for obtaining and casting absentee ballots. Qualified voters must appear in person to receive a ballot.
On Monday, May 4, 2015, those requesting an absentee ballot must appear in person at the Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m. Emergency absentee ballots ONLY will be issued on Election Day, May 5, 2015.
To obtain election instructions in an alternative format (audio or Braille), contact the Clerk’s Office at 734-394-5120 prior to Election Day. All polling locations are accessible for voters with disabilities.
If you are unsure of your voting location, please refer to your voter registration card, check the Clerk’s voting page on Canton’s Website at www.canton-mi.org/clerk/voting.aspx, or call the Clerk’s office at 734-394-5120.