Four candidates have filed for the four positions available on the Garden City City Council in November.. There will not be an August Primary. Filing deadlines are set by County and State statute. The four elected in the November election will receive four year terms. The deadline to register for November 5 election is October 21.
Garden City Ballot Proposals for November 5 Election
Along with the four candidates on the ballot for four seats on the City Council and the two seats on the Library Board there will be four proposals on the November 5 ballot.
Here is the language that will appear on the November 5 ballot.
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT
Currently, Article IV (Administrative Departments and Appointments) of the Charter of the City of Garden City provides for a Department of City Clerk/Treasurer headed by a City Clerk/Treasurer. It is proposed that this combined department, headed by a City Clerk/Treasurer, be replaced by a Department of City Clerk headed by a City Clerk with stated responsibilities and a Department of City Treasurer headed by a City Treasurer with stated responsibilities by amending Section 4.01, deleting Section 4.05 and adding Sections 4.051 and 4.052.
Shall this amendment as proposed be adopted?
PROPOSED POLICE AND FIRE MILLAGE RENEWAL
Shall the City of Garden City continue to levy 0.35 percent of the assessed value, or a total of 3.5 mils, on all real and personal property subject to taxation in the City (in other words, $3.50 per $1,000.00, on taxable value of property located in the City of Garden City) for five years beginning with the 2020 tax levy year and running through 2025 tax levy year, inclusive, to be used for the sole and exclusive purpose of providing for the operation and equipment of the Garden City Police and Fire Departments. It is estimated that a levy of 3.5 mills would raise approximately $1,847,000.00 in revenue in the first year of such levy. If approved, this would be a renewal of a previously authorized millage.
Shall the proposed police and fire millage renewal be adopted?
ADDITIONAL LIBRARY MILLAGE PROPOSAL
Shall the tax limitation on all taxable real and tangible personal property in the City of Garden City, Wayne County, Michigan, be increased by an amount not to exceed 1.0 mill ($1.00 per thousand dollars of taxable value) for a period of ten (10) years, 2020 to 2029, inclusive, as new additional millage for the purpose of providing funds for the design and construction of a new library building for the Garden City Public Library and for all other library purposes authorized by law?
Shall the proposed library millage be adopted?
Garden City Public Schools
SINKING FUND MILLAGE RENEWAL
Shall the currently authorized millage rate of 1.9395 mills ($1.9395 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) which may be assessed against all property in Garden City Public Schools, Wayne County, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 5 years, 2021 to 2025, inclusive, to continue to provide for a sinking fund for the construction or repair of school buildings and all other purposes authorized by law; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2021 is approximately $1,051,917 (this is a renewal of a millage that will expire with the 2020 tax levy)?
Shall the proposed public school millage renewal be adopted?
Four Residents File to Run for Council for November 5, 2019 Election
Garden City City Clerk Matt Miller and his staff spent some time at Garden City High School signing up students to vote in the November election. Those who are or will be 18 by the November 5 election can register now. The deadline to register to vote in November is October 21. If you would like to register, you can do so at City Hall, Monday through Friday during regular business hours. You just need photo ID.