Morenci Area School District Bonding Proposal (May 2013)

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A Morenci Area School District Bonding proposal was approved on the May 7, 2013, election ballot in Lenawee County, which is in Michigan.

This measure authorized the Morenci Area School District to increase its debt by $2.96 million through issuing general obligation bonds in that amount in order to fund the improvements and projects described below in the Text of measure section. The estimated average property tax rate needed to repay these bonds in the required 20 years is 1.63 mills ($1.63 per $1,000 of assessed valuation).[1]

Election results

Morenci School Proposal 2
Approveda Yes 226 73.62%
These results are from Lenawee County Elections Office

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall Morenci Area Schools, Lenawee County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Two Million Nine Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($2,960,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, for the purpose of:

partially remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, equipping and re-equipping Morenci Area Schools' facilities; acquiring, installing, and equipping educational technology for school facilities; purchasing school buses; constructing, equipping, developing and improving athletic facilities and play fields; and developing and improving sites?

The following is for informational purposes only:

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2013 under current law, is -0- mill ($0.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation). The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is twenty (20) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 1.63 mills ($1.63 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).

The school district expects to borrow from the State School Bond Qualification and Loan Program to pay debt service on these bonds. The estimated total principal amount of that borrowing is $1,773,314 and the estimated total interest to be paid thereon is $1,806,380. The estimated duration of the millage levy associated with that borrowing is 19 years and the estimated computed millage rate for such levy is 7.00 mills. The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $10,855,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is approximately $180,496. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.

(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Michigan SoS Public Ballot Search
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.