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Election - May 8, 2012

Election - May 8, 2012

From: http://www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us

On May 8 Hudsonville voters will be asked to approve the annual renewal of the 18 mill non-homestead property tax. This is a tax on businesses and second homes, not on homestead residences or qualified agricultural property. State Education Taxes on homestead residences will remain at the 1994 millage rate.

We are deeply grateful for our community's continued support. Especially during these difficult financial times, passage of the Non-Homestead Renewal allows the district to maintain the current millage rate for operational funding. Please remember to vote on May 8th.

HPS - Superintendent update

HPS - Superintendent update

From http://www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us:

Dear Community:

This past year the Michigan State Legislature passed new School Election Laws. The new legislation requires School Board Elections to be held in November of even years. The intent of the new law was to save districts dollars by aligning school elections with state/national election dates. While the intent of the new law is understandable, there are complexities that every school district must deal with individually.

3rd Congressional District Presidential Primary Results

3rd Congressional District Presidential Primary Results

The Presidential Primary Election was held throughout Michigan on Tuesday. In the 3rd Congressional District (includes the cities of Grand Rapids, Ionia, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, and Walker among others), the majority of voters supported Rick Santorum.

The top three candidates were Rick Santorum with 31,990 votes, Mitt Romney with 30,876 votes, and Ron Paul with 7,792 votes.

Full election results can be seen by clicking here.

Do you know where your polling place in Georgetown Township is?

The Georgetown Charter Township Board approved a change in the precinct map last August, reducing the number of polling sites from 20 to 16.

If you are a registered voter, you should have received a letter with your proper voting location.

Here are the 16 sites:

Ann Romney to be special guest at Ottawa County Republican luncheon

Ann Romney to be special guest at Ottawa County Republican luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Michigan native who returns home in eight days to be the special guest at a February 21 Ottawa County Republican luncheon has a string of personal accomplishments in addition to being a former Massachusetts First Lady and the wife of GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

As First Lady of Massachusetts, she worked to focus attention on the challenges facing at-risk youth and continues to be engaged in that effort.

Mrs. Romney is a strong believer that faith-based and community organizations can reach some members of our community better than government can and served as the Governor’s Liaison to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community initiatives.  She has been involved with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Right to Play, formerly Olympic Aid.

GPS - Bond Proposal on May 8, 2012 Ballot

GPS - Bond Proposal on May 8, 2012 Ballot

From: http://www.grandville.k12.mi.us

On May 8, 2012, voters will be asked to support a bond proposal to improve safety & security, facilities, technology, and transportation for our students.

The Board of Education has approved placing a $22,855,000 bond proposition on the May 8, 2012 ballot. If approved by the voters, the estimated millage that will be levied in 2012 is 1.39 mills bringing the levy from its current rate of 3.2 mills to 4.6 mills. This would result in an estimated $90 increase on a home with an assessed value of $130,000 in the City of Grandville. After three years, in 2015-16, the existing bonded debt expires and the millage rate will drop to 1.6 mills. The average millage for this proposition over its 15 year payoff is 1.37 mills.

What's Included in the Proposal?

City of Hudsonville - Presidential Primary Election

City of Hudsonville - Presidential Primary Election

From: http://www.hudsonville.org

The Presidential Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. The 2012 Presidential Primary will be conducted as a "closed" primary, which means there will be two ballots; a Republican ballot and a Democratic ballot. Voters will be required to indicate on their applications to vote which ballot they want to receive. A sample of the proposed ballots will be available at the City Clerk's office and posted on the city's website when the ballots are available. Residents in Wards 1 & 2 will vote at City Hall, 3275 Central Blvd., and residents in Ward 3 will vote at the Hudsonville Congregational Church at 4950 32nd Avenue. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.