River Valley School District’s Sinking Fund millage proposal for building and site purposes will be available for vote on November 6, 2018. The proposed .75 millage to start in 2020 and will assist with continued repairs and renovations at all three district facilities.
Projects identified to be completed with the Sinking Fund:
- Renovate bathrooms at Middle/High School campus
- Roof Repair at Chikaming campus
- Roof replacement on the cafeteria and auditorium at Middle/High School campus
- Replace Chikaming campus parking lot
- Replace fencing on athletic fields at Middle/High School campus
- Renovate baseball/softball complex at Middle/High School campus
- Renovate football/track complex at Middle/ High School campus
- Upgrade security in all locations
The .75 mill Sinking Fund would generate approximately $590,760 if approved and levied in 2020. The .75 mill Sinking Fund would cost .75 mill for every $1,000 of taxable value for 5 years.
For example, if a person has $100,000 of taxable value, they would contribute $75 a year for a total of $375.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do I vote?
November 6, 2018
Isn’t there a millage currently?
Yes, but the current .5 Millage will end in 2019. The .75 Millage proposal up for a vote in 2018 is for 2020 – 2024.
Where can I vote?
River Valley School District voting centers are:
Baroda Township: Township Hall at 9081 First Street
Buchanan Township: Township Hall at 15235 Main Street
Chikaming Township: Township Center at 13535 Red Arrow Highway
Galien Township: Township Hall at 103 Kylie Drive
Lake Charter Township: Township Hall at 3220 Shawnee Road
Oronoka Charter Township: Township Hall at 4583 East Snow Road
Three Oaks Township: Fire Station at 10 East Linden Street
Weesaw Township: Township Hall at 13518 State Street
What will the cost of the Sinking Fund be?
The River Valley School District Sinking Fund will be for .75 mill. This means that each taxpayer will pay .00075 for every $1,000 of taxable value.
If you have $50,000 of taxable value, you would contribute $37.50 for 5 years. This would be a total of $187.50 for repairs and renovations.
How do I calculate what I would pay?
To calculate your contribution to the Sinking Fund, please take your taxable value and multiply is by .00075.
$100,000 of taxable value X .00075 = $75
You can calculate your contributions here:
How long will this tax increase last?
The proposed Sinking Fund would last five years, 2020-2024, if approved and levied in 2020.
Are there any community meetings to learn more?
There will be no community meetings. However, questions can be addressed to Will Kearney at 269-756-7675.
Who can I contact for more information?
Will Kearney at 269-756-7675 or Brian Brown at 269-756-7611