There were two important local ballot initiatives:
Eastpointe Community Schools Operating Millage Proposal
This proposal renews for ten (10) years the previous millage that will expire on June 30, 2019 to enable the School District to levy the statutorily reduced rate of 17.7648 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law.
Shall the limitation on the total amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, situated within the Eastpointe Community Schools, Macomb County, State of Michigan, be renewed in the statutorily reduced amount of 17.7648 mills ($17.7648 for each $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of ten (10) years, 2019 to 2028, inclusive.
This operating millage, if approved and levied, would provide estimated revenues to the School District of four million and six hundred thousand ($4,600,000) Dollars during the 2019 calendar year, to be used for general operating purposes.
Macomb County Public Transportation Millage (SMART)
If approved, this proposal will renew and increase the .9926 formerly authorized, to 1.0 mills for the years 2018 through 2021, and allow continued support to the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) for a public transportation system serving the elderly, disabled and general public of Macomb County.
For the purpose of providing funds in support of public transportation serving the elderly, disabled, and general public, shall the limitation on the amount of taxes imposed on taxable property located within Macomb County, be renewed and increased from .9926 formerly authorized, to 1.0 mills for a period of four (4) years, being years 2018 through 2021? It is estimated that if approved this millage would raise approximately $27,080,581 in the first year.