December 14, 2017

Voters in Standish-Sterling district to vote on bond proposal Aug. 8

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STANDISH — The amount assessed to taxpayers in the Standish-Sterling Community School District over the next 11 years to repay the remaining balance of a bond will be on the ballot during an Aug. 8 election.

The bond proposal, if approved by voters, would lock in the bond repayment assessment at four mills over the next 11 years, generating $2,560,000 in revenue for the district.

Currently, the bond assessment in 4.25 mills, but that is expected to continually decrease over the bond repayment period. The bond was taken out in 1998 to build the current Standish-Sterling Central High School.

Additional revenue created by the proposal’s approval could only be used for infrastructure replacement or site improvements in the form of new buildings or equipment, according to Superintendent Darren Kroczaleski.

One mill is equal to $1 per every $1,000 of taxable value on a property.

Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close at 8 p.m.

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NorthernMichiganGuy

This should of been in news several weeks prior to voting because of the sneaky tactics used. Actually a tax increase. Hopefully most vote NO, tired of taxes. School district closes two schools and still trying to get increses. When is enough, enough.

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