Voters Guide to the Aug. 2 Special Election
What you need to know about the special election taking place Aug. 2 in Troy.
Troy voters on Tuesday will be deciding the outcome of a proposed library millage city officials say will determine the fate of the Troy Public Library.
The proposed millage would create a 0.7 mill property tax that would be levied for five years with the purpose of providing exclusive funding for the city's library.
City officials said the library will close in August if the millage isn't approved. General fund contributions for library staff and supplies aren't included in the city's current budget.
Below is an accumulation of voter information gathered by Troy Patch about the election:
Absentee ballot information:
The Troy City Clerk's Office will be open for absentee voting from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The office is located inside Troy City Hall, 500 W. Big Beaver.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2.
All polling places are handicap accessible. Braille and audio versions of voting instructions are available at the following polling places:
|1 & 11||Evanswood Church of God||2601 E. Square Lake Road|
|2 & 10||Kensington Community Church||1825 E. Square Lake Road|
|3 & 12||Woodside Bible Church||6600 Rochester Road|
|4 & 9||First United Methodist Church||6363 Livernois Road|
|5||Faith Apostolic Church||6710 Crooks Road|
|6 & 31||Troy Nature Center||6685 Coolidge Hwy|
|7 & 18||St. Stephen Episcopal Church||5500 Adams Road|
|8||Northfield Hills Baptist Church||1800 W. Long Lake Road|
|13||Bethesda Romanian Pentecostal Church||2075 E. Long Lake Road|
|14 & 22||St. Anastasia Catholic Church||4571 John R Road|
|15 & 21||St. Lucy Croatian Church||200 E. Wattles|
|16||First Presbyterian Church||4328 Livernois|
|17 & 20||St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church||760 W. Wattles|
|19 & 28||St. Alan Catholic Church||2345 Coolidge|
|23||St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church||2442 E. Big Beaver|
|24 & 25||St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church||2160 E. Maple|
|26, 27 & 30||Troy Community Center||3179 Livernois|
|29||North Hills Christian Reformed Church||3150 N. Adams|
The Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 City Special Election will be conducted in all voting precincts of the City of Troy and for the purpose of voting on the following proposal:
City of Troy Public Library Operating Millage Proposal
CITY COUNCIL WOULD BE AUTHORIZED TO LEVY 0.7 MILLS FOR DEDICATED LIBRARY FUNDING WITH THE SUCCESSFUL PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:
Shall the City of Troy levy new additional millage of 0.7 mills against all taxable property for a five (5) year period of time, 2011 through 2015, inclusive, for the dedicated purpose of operating and maintaining the library? 0.7 mills are equal to $0.70 on each $1,000.00 of taxable value. If approved, the additional millage levied will raise approximately $3,114,125 in 2011, the first year it is levied. Millage revenue would be disbursed to the City for library purposes. Of this amount, state law requires the capture of approximately $3,383 for Local Development Finance Authority, $50,020 for Downtown Development Authority, and $129 for Brownfield Redevelopment Authority purposes. This proposal is authorized under Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution. Yes ____ No ______
City Property Tax Estimator (Find out what the millage will cost at your property)
Employee and Budget Information released by the city of Troy
Troy Citizens United website (group opposing the library millage)
Troy-Clawson Republican Forum (group opposing the library millage)
Save Troy (group supporting the library millage)
Troy Residents Unified for a Strong Troy (TRUST) (group supporting the library millage)
Troy Public Library website