Voters to vote on millage

Voters in the Three Rivers Community Schools district will be asked later this year to renew a non-homestead tax that generated more than $3.7 million last year.

The 20-year-request will appear before voters in May, as the current non-homestead tax is expiring soon and renewal of what is currently more than 17.2 mills the district collects is essential to its operations, according to Superintendent Roger Rathburn.

After discussing the matter at Monday’s board of education meeting, district officials agreed to pursue a renewal that, if approved, would equal 18.2242 mills. The amount in excess of 18 mills would help offset expected reductions over the course of the next 20 years.

Non-homestead tax is collected only from businesses and owners of a secondary residence within the district’s boundaries.

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