Montcalm Ballot Language

Background and Summary

MSU Extension is funded by a unique partnership with federal, state, and local governments in order to successfully meet the needs of Michigan communities. Montcalm County government has asked their constituents to fund the county portion of the partnership through a millage on the August 7 ballot.

A YES vote means that the average homeowner will pay less than $10 a year in taxes to fund MSU Extension.

A NO vote means that MSU Extension will not receive funding.

Montcalm Ballot Language


Shall the limitation upon the total amount of general ad valorem taxes imposed upon real and tangible personal property for all purposes in one year under the Michigan Constitution be increased for funding MSU Extension services, including 4-H Youth Programs and the Montcalm Conservation District, in Montcalm County, and levy for that purpose not more than 0.2000 mill (equal to $.20 on every $1,000.00 of taxable value of real and tangible personal property) for a period of five (5) years, 2018 through 2022, inclusive, for the purpose of providing operating funds to Montcalm MSU Extension and 4-H Programs (2/3 levy or approximately $277,500.00 per year) and Montcalm Conservation District (1/3 levy or approximately $136,400.00 per year)?

To the extent required by law, a portion of this millage will be captured and retained by the Village of Edmore Downtown Development Authority, the Crystal Township Downtown Development Authority, the Village of Howard City Downtown Development Authority, the Village of Lakeview Downtown Development Authority, the City of Stanton Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Greenville Downtown Development Authority.