Voters approve 911 renewal, school bond proposals

By: 
Linda Gallagher, Associate Editor

BELLAIRE - Although, as expected, voter turnout was low, three ballot proposals for two school bonds and a renewal of Antrim County's 911 millage were all approved by large margins during a Tuesday, May 2 special election,

According to preliminary results Tuesday night, 2,000 countywide voters approved the measure, with 380 casting ballots against the half-mill 911 millage renewal to fund operations, as well as equipment purchases of Antrim County's 911 dispatch center in Bellaire for s six-year period beginning in 2018.

The millage will cost Antrim County taxpayers $50 a year for every $100,000 of taxable property value, and will raise approximately $837,070 during the first year of the renewal.

Also approved during the election was a seven year, .10 mill bond allowing the Elk Rapids School District to borrow no more than $650,000 to make needed improvements to athletic fields, including construction of permanent restrooms at the football/track complex and the baseball/soccer field, and to repair several ongoing drainage issues on the fields.

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