In 2016, Mott Community College will be seeking a voter-approved renewal for its ten-year operating millage.
A renewal of this operating millage was last approved by voters in 2007.
The College will be asking voters for a simple renewal of the existing millage rate, and will not be requesting an increase in the rate.
If it is not renewed by voters, the existing operating millage will expire in 2017. Mott Community College wants to be able to continue to provide the educational, economic, community, and workforce development opportunities and services we are currently offering to our students and other stakeholders. The ability to provide these programs in their current forms would be jeopardized without the revenue generated each year by the operating millage.
Currently, property owners pay .6410 mills which is .6410 cents for every $1,000 of taxable value. For example, a house worth $100,000 would have a taxable value (State Equalized Value - SEV) of $50,000 and the homeowner would pay $32.05 per year.
Additional examples: A property value of = taxes/year:
The millage – at the .6410 millage rate -- presently generates a total of $5.7 million per year for the College.
The renewal election for the operating millage will be part of the August 2, 2016 Primary Election ballot. Voters living within the College’s District, which includes all school districts contained within the Genesee County Intermediate School District
(Note: In several instances, school district boundaries spill over into counties that are adjacent to Genesee, which means a relatively small number of voters who live outside of Genesee County will also be eligible to vote on the Mott millage renewal).
Mott Community College benefits the community in numerous ways: