A proposal for a District Library Millage will appear on the ballot for Byron Township and Kent County on Tuesday, November 7.
The “Kent District Library Millage Renewal Proposal” is the only item on the ballot for Byron Township. The proposal reads as follows:
Shall the Kent District Library, Kent County, Michigan, be authorized to levy a renewal of the previously voted increase in the tax limitation which expires in 2024, in an amount not to exceed 1.1 mills ($1.10 per $1,000 of taxable value) (which is a lower rate than the previously voted millage of 1.28 mills that was approved by voters in 2014 and expires in 2024) annually against all taxable property within the Kent District Library district for a period of fifteen (15) years, 2025 through 2039, inclusive, to operate the Kent District Library and provide funds for district library purposes authorized by law? This millage is estimated to provide revenues of $26,607,000 in the first year (2025) of the levy. To the extent required by law, a portion of the revenues from this millage (estimated to be approximately 1.1% in the first year of the levy) will be captured by or disbursed to the following local authorities: the Kent County Land Bank Authority and the Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities of the Cities of Grandville, Kentwood, Rockford, Walker, and Wyoming.