Montcalm 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 Montcalm County government has asked their constituents to fund the county portion of the MSU Extension partnership by renewing the millage on August 2.

How much will the millage cost me?

The millage will cost the homeowner $0.20 for every $1,000 of taxable home value. For example, if you own a $100,000 home, you’ll invest $10 per year in taxes to support the Montcalm County Conservation District and 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 Montcalm 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 Montcalm County.

Montcalm Ballot Language


This millage will allow the County of Montcalm, Michigan to continue to levy the previous voted constitutional tax rate limitation on general ad valorem taxes of 0.2000 mills to provide funds for the Montcalm County MSU Extension, including 4-H, and Montcalm County Conservation District.

Shall the limitation upon the total amount of general ad valorem taxes imposed upon real and tangible personal property for all purposes in one year under the Michigan Constitution be increased for funding to continue operations of MSU Extension services, including 4-H Youth Programs and the Montcalm Conservation District, in Montcalm County, and levy for that purpose not more than 0.2000 mill (equal to $.20 on every $1,000.00 of taxable value of real and tangible personal property) for a period of four (4) years, 2023 through 2026, inclusive, for the purpose of providing operating funds to Montcalm County MSU Extension, including 4-H Programs (⅔ levy or approximately $272,666.00 in 2022) and Montcalm Conservation District (⅓ levy or approximately $136,374.00 in 2022) and together is a renewal of previously authorized millage in the amount of 0.2000 mills ?

To the extent required by law, a portion of this millage will be captured and retained by the Village of Edmore Downtown Development Authority, the Crystal Township Downton Development Authority, the Village of Howard City Downtown Development Authority, the Village of Lakeview Downtown Development Authority, the City of Stanton Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Greenville Downtown Development Authority.

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