Notice of Proposed Amendment to the City Charter

 CITY OF FENTON, GENESEE COUNTY

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF PROPOSED CITY OF FENTON CHARTER AMENDMENT AND BALLOT LANGUAGE

The City of Fenton City Council proposes an amendment to the City of Fenton City Charter, Chapter XI, Section 11.1. The full text of current Chapter XI, Section 11.1 – Power to tax; tax levy, limitation, reads as follows:

 

“The city shall have the power to assess taxes and to lay and collect taxes, rents, tolls, and excises, excepting a flat rate by a majority vote of the electors of the city voting on the proposition.

 

The levy of taxes for municipal purposes in any year shall not exceed one and three tenths per cent (13 mills) of the assessed value of all real and personal property in the city, unless the proposition to approve and increase above the tax rate so limited is first approved by a majority vote of the electors of the city voting on the proposition. No such increase shall be for a period of more than three years. Nor shall it or any combination of such increases cause the total tax rate in any one year for municipal purposes to exceed two per cent (20 mills) of the assessed value of all real and personal property in the city.”

 

The City of Fenton City Council approved a proposed amendment to current Chapter XI, Section 11.1 of the City Charter pursuant to Resolution No. 2017-13 because the City is currently limited to levying general ad valorem taxes for periods of no more than three (3) years. The full text of the proposed amendment reads as follows:

 

“The city shall have the power to assess taxes and to lay and collect taxes, rents, tolls, and excises, excepting a flat rate by a majority vote of the electors of the city voting on the proposition.

 

The levy of taxes for municipal purposes in any year shall not exceed one and three tenths per cent (13 mills) of the assessed value of all real and personal property in the city, unless the proposition to approve and increase above the tax rate so limited is first approved by a majority vote of the electors of the city voting on the proposition. No such increase shall be for a period of more than 10 years. Nor shall it or any combination of such increases cause the total tax rate in any one year for municipal purposes to exceed two per cent (20 mills) of the assessed value of all real and personal property in the city.”

 

The proposed amendment shall constitute a single ballot question, which will appear on the November 7, 2017 General Election Ballot for the City of Fenton as follows:

“CHARTER AMENDMENT PROPOSAL NO. 1

 

The Fenton City Charter, §11.1 allows the City to levy taxes imposed upon real and tangible personal property in excess of 13 mills for periods not to exceed 3 years, if approved by the voters. The City of Fenton desires to change its City Charter to allow any voter approved increase in taxes in excess of 13 mills to be for a period not to exceed 10 years.

 

Shall the amendment as proposed be adopted?

 

Yes _____ No_____”

 

 

 

Renee Wilson

City of Fenton Clerk

(810) 629-2261

 

 

 

PUBLISHED: September 10, 2017

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