The 5-year, 0.11-mill renewal request that will appear on the August 8, 2023 ballot will provide continued funding for MSU Extension educational programs with a 100-year history in Gladwin County.

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How much will the millage cost me?
The millage will cost the homeowner $0.11 for every $1,000 of taxable home value. For example, if you own a $100,000 home ($50,000 taxable value or SEV), you’ll invest $ 5.50/year in taxes to support the educational programming MSU Extension provides for you, your family and your community.

What does a “yes” vote mean and what does a “no” vote mean?
A YES vote means that Gladwin County residents will continue to fund MSU Extension programs in your communities.

A NO vote means that there will not be 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 Gladwin County.


What does Gladwin County MSU Extension do for me?
MSU Extension programs can empower everyday family goals, improve business practices, support sustainable community building for you, your family, and your community.


How does Gladwin County funding for MSU Extension work?

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 Gladwin County government has asked their constituents to fund the county portion of the MSU Extension partnership by renewing the millage on August 8.



What does the ballot language say? 

Shall the County of Gladwin continue to levy up to .11 mill (eleven cents per $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) for the purpose of sustaining 4·H youth development, agriculture and agribusiness, health and nutrition and other community education programs through Michigan State University Extension services within Gladwin County, shall the County increase the limitation in the total amount of ad valorem taxes which may be imposed for all purposes upon real and personal property in the County, as provided in the Michigan Constitution of 1963, as amended, which would result in a renewal levy of up to 0.11 mills ($0.11 per $1,000) of taxable valuation, for a period of five (5) years, in the years 2024 to 2028 inclusive. This levy is estimated to raise One Hundred Twenty-One Thousand dollars ($121,000.00) in the first year.





WHEREAS, the Michigan State University Extension provides valuable services to Gladwin County residents in the form of 4-H youth development, agriculture and agribusiness, health and nutrition, finance and homeownership, natural resources and other community education programs; and 


WHEREAS, steadily decreasing revenues have severely limited the County’s ability to support these programs; and 


WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners seeks to have the voters of the County determine whether or not they desire to renew funds for the purpose of sustaining 4-H youth development and other community education programs through the MSU Extension by approving a millage up to 0.11 of one (1) mill for a period of five (5) years, 2024 through 2028, inclusive.  


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following proposal be submitted to the qualified voters of the County of Gladwin on August 8th, 2023, in the state primary election:  


Michigan State University Extension in Gladwin County: Solving Problems & Increasing Opportunities for Today & Tomorrow

On August 8, 2023, Gladwin County residents will be asked to continue investment in MSU Extension programs. This document provides information about Gladwin County MSU Extension's impact in the area.