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Headlee Override November 6, 2018


Public services and quality infrastructure are key aspects of the quality of life for a vibrant community.  The City of Howell is asking for a 4.5 mill millage increase for a five year period on November 6, 2018.  The request is to help fund these services and needed pavement improvements.

 
The Need

The City of Howell is at a point that it requires new revenue to maintain current services and be able to invest in its infrastructure.  Without this change the City will be facing reductions in essential services.

How did this happen?

During the 2008 recession the City saw its taxable value decline by 27.6% resulting in a reduction of $1.3 Million in property tax revenue.

Artificial caps imposed by the State of Michigan through Proposal A and the Headlee Amendment still puts the City a long way away from getting back to previous levels of taxable value.

How will the money be used?

The vast majority of the funds will be dedicated to replacing existing pavement.  The City has identified an estimated $18 Million needed pavement improvements (click here for a map).  A small portion of the funds will be dedicated to maintaining current service levels.

Where can I learn more?

Please join us on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Livingston Educational Service Agency, 1425 W. Grand River, for the final public education session beginning at 7:00 pm.  Share your input and have your questions answered by City staff and elected officials.      

Come to the meeting and learn what the projected cost will be for your property.



Michigan's Broken Municipal Finance System Presentation

City of Howell 2018-2019 Proposed Budget Presentation

Headlee FAQ


Meeting Notes from August 29th Public Meeting