MI voters head to the polls Tuesday

Michigan voters headed to the polls starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday to vote for who they want to represent them as the presidential nominee.

Taxpayers in Berrien County will also vote on other items on the ballot. There are seven different proposals residents will be able to vote on.

For the city of Watervliet, both the fire and police departments hope to renew a millage that has already been in place.

Baroda Township wants to reset the township General Operating Millage to the original 1 Mill. The township has a Road Millage Proposition that would levy up to 1 mill. That is equal to $1.00 for each $1,000 of taxable valuation of real and personal property subject to taxation. The extra money would be used for maintenance, upkeep, and construction of roads within the township. It would be in place for up to four years.

Another issue voters will decide on is the Benton Harbor Area Schools Proposal. It is not a new tax but one that has already been in place for some time.

On the ballot it is called the Operating Millage Renewal Proposal. Voting yes on this means that the current millage rate will continue to be capped at $18 for each $1,000 of taxable valuation. This basically means it will impact what commercial property owners pay for the next 10 years.

The second proposal that deals with the school system involves property values and keeps the school system from ever levying more than the 18 mil limit.

The polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m.

To read the proposals, click here.

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