Non-Homestead Millage Replacement and Restoration

    • Is an existing levy on commercial, business, and rental properties in our school district
    • Has no impact on homeowner’s property taxes
    • Provides 9.5% of the operating funds for Fraser Public Schools each year
    • Is required to receive the full foundation allowance established by the state
    • Is funding that goes directly to the district to help pay operational costs to educate students

     

    Fraser Public Schools is asking voters to approve a replacement and restoration of the current non-homestead operating millage. 

    This proposal will not impact the taxes on owner-occupied homes in our district. Only second or rental homes, commercial properties and industrial properties are affected. 

    The non-homestead millage makes up approximately $5.7 million of the Fraser Public Schools’ $59.9 million annual budget. 

    Renewal of the non-homestead millage is essential to maintaining the current programs offered by the district. If this funding is lost, the district cannot replace it with any other funding source. While primary households are not affected by this millage, state law requires a district wide election to approve the millage. 

    • Fraser voters last approved the non-homestead operating millage in 2014.
    • The millage is for a period of 20 years
    • This is a tax assessed against businesses and second homes, NOT homeowners
    • All residents in the Fraser Public Schools district vote on the renewal 
    • This money is used for district operations 
    • This money cannot be replaced by other funding sources

Ballot Language

  • FRASER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    COUNTY OF MACOMB

    STATE OF MICHIGAN

    This proposal would replace, restore and extend the authority of the School District to levy the statutory limit of 18 mills on non-homestead property (principally industrial and commercial real property and residential rental property) which currently expires wit hthe School District's 2024 tax levy and allow the School District to continue to levy the statutory limit of 18 mills on non-homestead property in the event of future Headlee rollbacks of up to 3 mills. The authorization will allow the School District to continue to receive revenues at the full per pupil foundation allowance permitted by the State. Personal residences are extempt from this levy.

    Shall the limitation on the total amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residences and other property extempted by law, situated within the Fraser Public Schools, County of Macomb, State of Michigan, be increased, in the amount of 21 mills with 18 mills being the maximum allowable levy ($18,00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation), for a period of twenty (20) years, 2021 to 2040, inclusive with 17.4682 mills of the above 21 mills being a replacement of authorized millage which will otherwise expire on June 30, 2025 and 0.5318 mills of the above 21 mills being a restoration of the millage lost as a result of the reduction required byt the Michigan Constitution? This operating millage if approved and levied, would provide estimtaed revenues to the School District of $5,700,000 during the 2021 calendar year, to be used for general operating purposes. 

     

    YES _____

    NO _____

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does non-homestead mean?

  • Is this a new tax?

  • Why is Fraser Public Schools asking for 21 mills when the state only requires 18 mills?

  • I thought schools no longer received funding through property taxes. Why is Fraser Public Schools asking for a millage replacement and restoration?

  • I live in the Fraser Public Schools district. If the non-homestead millage renewal and replacement passes, will my property taxes increase?

  • What if the millage does not pass?

Important Dates

  • ELECTION DAY: November 2, 2021

    September 18 - Absentee ballots available in local clerk's offices

    October 18 - Last day to register to vote for the November election

    October 29 - 5pm - Last day to register for an absentee ballot

    November 1 - 4pm - Last day to cast an absentee ballot in person at the clerk's office

    November 2 - Election Day. Polls open 7am - 7pm

Clerk's Offices

  • City of Fraser
    33000 Garfield
    Fraser, MI  48026

    Charter Township of Clinton
    Kim Meltzer, Clerk
    40700 Romeo Plank
    Clinton Township, MI  48038

    City of Roseville
    Jennifer Zelmanski, Clerk
    29777 Gratiot
    Roseville, MI  48066