Kelloggsville – Kelloggsville Public Schools is asking voters to approve an operating millage renewal set to expire this year when they go to the polls on Tuesday, May 4.
The millage request is a renewal to be levied against non-homestead property, with principal-residence properties exempt from being taxed by the proposal. The tax was due to expire in 2019, but voters renewed it then in a 301-154 for two more years. This May’s request would extend the renewal for another two years.
In an April 23 letter, Kelloggsville Superintendent Samuel Wright said that because the request is a renewal on business properties and second homes, it would not cost the owner of a primary residence any additional taxes.
He added that over the years, Kelloggsville has benefited from the support of its residents who, when asked, “have supported millages that provide essential funds for our school and students.”
Eric Alcorn, director of human resources for the district, said that the renewal of the current assessment of the 18 mills on non-homestead properties reflects no tax increase and will generate almost $3.5 million, or approximately 13% of the district’s annual budget in 2022.
“This specific tax renewal helps to fund current programs and activities for Kelloggsville students.” Alcorn noted.