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Notice of Election - March 10, 2020

Date: 2/19/2020

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MARCH 10, 2020
To the Qualified Electors of the City of Farmington Hills, County of Oakland:
Notice is hereby given that a Presidential Primary Election will be held in the City of Farmington Hills, County of Oakland on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 for the purpose of electing candidates seeking nomination for the office of President of the United States;
and voting on the following proposals as presented and listed below:
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.)
The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m at the following locations:
Precinct 1- Warner Middle School                            Precinct 15 - St. Toma Syriac Church
Precinct 2 - Orchard United Methodist Church                      Precinct 16 - Hillside Elementary School
Precinct 3 - Forest Elementary School                      Precinct 17 - St. Toma Syriac Church
Precinct 4 - Faith Covenant Church                           Precinct 18 - East Middle School
Precinct 5 - Grace Chapel Church                             Precinct 19 - East Middle School
Precinct 6 - Grace Chapel Church                             Precinct 20 - Salvation Army Community Center
Precinct 7 - Hope Lutheran Church                           Precinct 21 - Lanigan Elementary School
Precinct 8 - North Congregational Church                 Precinct 22 - St. John Lutheran Church
Precinct 9 - Farmington STEAM Academy               Precinct 23 - St. John Lutheran Church
Precinct 10 - Kenbrook Elementary School               Precinct 24 - Power Middle School
Precinct 11 - Farmington Central High School          Precinct 25 - Gill Elementary School            
Precinct 12 - Woodcreek Elementary School                        Precinct 26 - Farmington Community School
Precinct 13 - Farmington Hills Activities Center         Precinct 27 - Greater Seth Temple   
Precinct 14 - First Presbyterian Church
A sample ballot may be viewed at or
Absentee ballots are available for all elections; registered voters may contact the local clerk to obtain an application for an absent voter ballot.
To comply with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), voting instructions will be available in audio format and in Braille.  Arrangements for obtaining the instructions in these alternative formats can be made by contacting the City Clerk in advance of the Election.  All polling locations are accessible for voters with disabilities.
Publish: February 19, 2020                                                     31555 West Eleven Mile Road
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