Thursday, March 5, 2020

Inkster voters to decide Westwood school millage

The Primary Election ballot in the City of Inkster will include a request from the Westwood Community School District for a 3 mill Sinking Fund Millage.
The request will appear only on ballots for voters in precincts where students attend the Westwood Community Schools.
The proposal asks voters to approve the levy of up to but not to exceed 3 mills for 10 years on all property in the city. That would be a cost of $3 for every thousand dollars of assessed property value, usually half of the retail value of property.

The tax would be applicable, if approved, from 2020 through 2019 and would be used under the provisions for a sinking fund which can only be used for the construction or repair of school buildings, for school security improvements, for the acquisition or upgrading of technology and other purposes authorized by law.
The use of sinking fund millages is restricted by state law and cannot be used for general operating expenses or salaries.
Approval of the millage would generate about $775,812 in 2020.
Voters will be asked to cast a yes or no vote on the question.