Thursday, March 19, 2020

Voters OK Westwood millage

Voters in the Westwood Community School District which includes a portion of the City of Inkster approved a 3-mill Sinking Fund Millage proposal on the ballot last week.
Voters cast 1,810 yes votes for the millage and 944 no votes on the question.
The request appeared only on Inkster ballots for voters in precincts where students attend the Westwood Community Schools.
The proposal asked voters to approve the levy of up to but not to exceed 3 mills for 10 years on all property in the city.
That will be a cost of $3 for every thousand dollars of assessed property value, usually half of the retail value of property.
The tax will now be in effect from 2020 through 2019 and will be used only for the construction or repair of school buildings, for school security improvements, for the acquisition or upgrading of technology and other purposed authorized by law.
The use of sinking fund millage funding is restricted by state law and cannot be used for general operating expenses or salaries.
The approved millage is expected to generate about $775,812 in 2020.