On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, the voters of Hemlock will be asked to consider the renewal of an operating millage for the Hemlock Public School District. In the fall of 2013, Hemlock voters approved 18-mill levy on non-homestead property, as authorized by law. This levy expires in 2018. This proposal asks voters to allow Hemlock Schools to again levy the full 18 mills allowed through 2022. This renewal would continue to allow the 18 mills levy from previous years. The 18 mills are only levied on non-homestead property (seasonal property) and is capped, by law, at that level.
This ballot proposal has no impact on homeowners who do not pay the non-homestead levy.
Historically, the voters of Hemlock have supported such renewals, as they have understood the critical importance of this operating millage and have supported the schools in this type of request.
Some specifics regarding this renewal include:
Please understand that all the 18-mill non-homestead millage only affects general operating funds. This ballot proposal will have no impact on levies or bonds previously approved and currently in place.