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Notice of Registration for the Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Election

Date: 1/30/2020

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 NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
FOR THE ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020
CITY OF FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN
 
TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF FARMINGTON HILLS:
 
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any qualified elector of the City of Farmington Hills who is not already registered, may register to vote at the office of the City Clerk; the office of the County Clerk; a Secretary of State branch office, or other designated state agency.  Registration forms can be obtained at mi.gov/vote and mailed to the City Clerk. Voters who are already registered may update their registration at www.expressSOS.com.
 
The last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk is Monday, February 24, 2020.
 
After this date, anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in-person with proof of residency (MCL168.492) at the City of Farmington Hills Clerk’s office, located at 31555 W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 at the following times:
 

  • Regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM
  • Extended hours: Monday, March 2nd through Thursday, March 5th from 8:30AM to 7:00PM
  • Saturday, March 7th from 8:30AM to 4:30PM
  • Election Day, Tuesday, March 10th from 7:00AM to 8:00PM
 
The Election will be conducted in all voting precincts (1-27) of the City of Farmington Hills for the purpose of electing candidates seeking nomination for the office of President of the United States;
 
and for the following proposals:
 
Oakland County - Renewal of Oakland County Art Institute Authority Millage
 
In 2012 the electors of Oakland County approved a 10-year millage to provide County residents with services from the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) through the Oakland County Art Institute Authority.
 
As a result of the millage, the DIA provides Oakland County residents with free K-12 school field trips including free transportation, free senior group programming with free transportation, and unlimited free general admission.  To ensure transparency, the DIA submits to an annual independent audit and posts financial reports online.
 
To continue to provide revenue to the DIA, which will allow these DIA services for the residents of the County to continue, the Art Institute Authority is permitted by law to seek a renewal of the millage at a rate of no more than the current 0.2 mill (20 cents per $1,000 taxable value) on all real and personal property in the County.  Revenue from this millage will be disbursed to the Art Institute Authority and then transferred to the DIA as permitted by and for the purposes set forth in Public Act 296 of 2010.  It is estimated that if approved and levied, this millage renewal would generate approximately $13,600,000 in 2022.
 
Do you approve the renewal of the 0.2 mill on all taxable property located within the County for a period of 10 years from 2022 through 2031?
 
Farmington Public School District - Bond Proposal (Farmington Hills Precincts 1-4 and 7-26)
 
Shall the Farmington Public School District, County of Oakland, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed Ninety-Eight Million Dollars ($98,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of making the following improvements:
 
 
-remodeling School District buildings for safety and security improvements;
-constructing additions to, equipping, furnishing, reequipping, refurnishing and remodeling School District buildings, including classroom, auditorium, roofing and climate control improvements;
-improving and developing sites, including outdoor athletic facilities, playgrounds and structures in the School District;
-acquiring school buses; and
-acquiring and installing technology infrastructure and equipment?
 
The debt millage required to retire all bonds of the School District currently outstanding and proposed pursuant to this Bond Proposal, if approved, is estimated to be at or below 3.20 mills, which is .10 mill less than the 2019 levy.  The estimated millage to be levied in 2020 to service this issue of bonds is .90 mill ($ .90 per $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds of this issue is 1.12 mill ($1.12 per $1,000 of taxable value).  The bonds may be issued in multiple series, payable in the case of each series in not to exceed 20 years from the date of issue of such series.
 
(Under state law, bond proceeds may not be used to pay teacher or administrator salaries, routine maintenance costs or other School District operating expenses.)
 
A sample ballot may be viewed at www.mi.gov/vote or www.fhgov.com or obtained at the City of Farmington Hills Clerk’s Office, 31555 W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336, phone: (248) 871-2410.
 
Persons with special needs as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Clerk’s Office.
 
Pamela B. Smith
City of Farmington Hills, City Clerk