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Millage proposals OK’d, including Negaunee Public Schools bond

Editor’s note: Unofficial results of millage proposals in Marquette County with all precincts reported as of Journal press time for today’s edition are listed below. For information on other millages and updates on Tuesday’s election results, visit the Journal’s website at miningjournal.net. Election results remain unofficial until the Marquette County Board of Canvassers verifies them at a 1 p.m. meeting today.

MARQUETTE — A variety of millage proposals were on Tuesday’s ballot.

Negaunee Public Schools

Voters approved a request by Negaunee Public Schools for a 0.99-mill bond proposal for a period of 25 years. A total of 1,662 voters cast their ballots favor of the millage while 876 cast “no” votes.

For the average homeowner in the district, 0.99 mills would create an increase in taxes of approximately $3.90 each month. NPS will borrow an amount not to exceed $8.5 million and issue general obligation unlimited tax bonds for a variety of upgrades.

Upgrades include erecting, furnishing and equipping a new indoor practice facility; remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping school buildings; acquiring and installing instructional technology in school buildings; and preparing, developing and improving sites.

Skandia Township

Voters OK’d a 1-mill library millage renewal request, not to exceed 1 mill for 2020-23, with 152 “yes” votes and 66 “no” votes. The millage is expected to generate $27,000 in the first year.

A proposition to approve the 1-mill renewal for improvement of county roads in the township was approved with 187 “yes” to 31 “no” votes. The millage, which will be levied for 2020-24, is estimated to raise $27,000 in the first year.

Tilden Township

A 1-mill road improvement millage was approved by Tilden Township with 243 “yes” votes to 55 “no” votes The levy would is effective 2020-24 to provide for the maintenance and improvement of county roads within the township to raise approximately $34,000 in the first year.

Christie Mastric can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250. Her email address is cbleck@miningjournal.net

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