Genesee Ballot Language

Background and Summary

MSU Extension is funded by a unique partnership with federal, state and county governments that combine resources to meet the needs of Michigan communities. The Genesee County government has asked their constituents to fund the county portion of the MSU Extension partnership by renewing the millage on August 2.

What does a “yes” vote mean and what does a “no” vote mean?

A “yes” vote means that Genesee County residents will continue to fund MSU Extension programs in your communities.

A “no” vote means that there will be no county funding to match and secure the university’s investment in the century-long partnership that has brought 4-H and the family well-being, gardening, agriculture and environmental educational programs that have benefitted Genesee County.

What does the ballot language say?


Shall the expired previously authorized tax of 0.0400 mill, which has been reduced to 0.0392 mill pursuant to MCL 211.34d, levied by the Genesee County Board of Commissioners for the purpose of providing funding for 4-H youth development, master gardener, urban agricultural, agricultural/agribusiness, health and nutrition, natural resources, and other community education programs through a contract with the Michigan State University Extension be renewed and increased to 0.0800 mill ($0.08 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 9 years from 2022 through 2030 inclusive?

This is a renewal and increase of the Millage for Michigan State University Extension Services that expired December 31, 2021. The estimated revenue that will be collected during the first year this millage is authorized and levied is $843,360.00.

 In Genesee County, there are local authorities that capture and use for authorized purposes tax increment revenues from property taxes levied by the County. Such captured revenue would include a portion of the proposed millage levy. The total amount of captured tax increment revenues from the proposed millage levy in the first calendar year of the levy is estimated to be $21,177.00. The following such local authorities presently are expected to capture and receive disbursement of a portion of the County’s property tax levy:

City of Clio Corridor Improvement Authority (“CIA”), Downtown Development Authority (“DDA”), and Neighborhood Improvement Authority (“NIA”); City of Davison DDA and Local Development Finance Authority (“LFDA”); City of Fenton DDA and LFDA; City of Grand Blanc DDA; City of Linden DDA; City of Montrose DDA; City of Swartz Creek DDA; Genesee County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and Land Bank Authority; Davison Township DDA; Flint Township DDA, Beecher Road CIA, and Bristol Road CIA; Grand Blanc Township DDA; Mt. Morris Township Business Development Authority (“BDA”); Mundy Township DDA and Hill Road CIA; Vienna Township BDA; Village of Lennon DDA; Village of Otisville DDA; and Village of Otter Lake DDA.