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Voters to consider non-homestead millage renewal

Voters Tuesday, May 10 will consider the 10-year renewal of the district’s 18-mill non-homestead operating millage.

(As of late March, The district planned to move forward with the election as scheduled despite the mandated school closure to slow the spread of the coronavirus.)

The  millage is only levied on non-homestead property including businesses, commercial and investment properties, vacation homes and rental properties. 

If approved it would continue Comstock Park’s ability to levy the millage through 2030 and allow the district to receive it full per pupil funding from the state of Michigan.  The total annual revenue tied to this renewal is approximately $2.6 million.

“Without this revenue we would have to make significant cuts in school operations,” said Comstock Park Superintendent Dave Washburn.. “It is essential that all Comstock Park residents of legal age vote in this election.”

Washburn stressed that business owners or other property owners will not see a tax increase. Under the law all Michigan school districts are required to hold non-homestead elections.

“Only businesses and owners of second homes are impacted, and this is simply a renewal of a tax they already pay,” Washburn said.

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Karen Gentry
Karen Gentry
Karen Gentry covers Comstock Park. She is from Evansville, Indiana and St. Joseph, Mich. and a graduate of Lake Michigan Catholic High School and Central Michigan University. She moved to the Grand Rapids area in the mid-1980s and has been a resident of Comstock Park since 2002. She understands the complexity, rewards and challenges of the teaching profession as she has five years of experience as a high school teacher at River Valley High School in Three Oaks, Mich. and St. Stephen High School in Saginaw. As a reporter for the Advance Newspapers and Mlive she covered Sparta, Kent City and Northview schools. She is happy to be reunited with some of her journalism colleagues and writing about Comstock Park Public Schools for the School News Network. Read Karen's full bio or email Karen.

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