On August 6, 2024, county voters will decide whether to approve a six-year county millage of 0.13 mill, of which 0.10 mill will be for operating 4-H Youth Programs and Michigan State University Extension Services in the county.



How much will the millage cost me?
The millage will cost the homeowner $0.13 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 $ 6.50/year in taxes to support not only the educational programming MSU Extension provides for you, your family and your community, but the Economic Development Committee. Extension's funding received will be equal to $0.10 per $1,000 of taxable value, and the EDC will receive equal to $0.03 per $1,000. 

What does a “yes” vote mean and what does a “no” vote mean?
A YES vote means that Roscommon 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 Roscommon County.


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


How does Roscommon 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 Roscommon County government has asked their constituents to fund the county portion of the MSU Extension partnership by renewing the millage on August 6.


The Roscommon County Economic Development Committee and MSU Extension/4-H Program millage ballot language is as follows:

WHEREAS, the Roscommon County Economic Development Committee (RCEDC) is working to advance local business and workforce development, county-wide marketing, recruitment and retention of businesses, broadband expansion, housing initiatives, as well as address issues that advance the economy of Roscommon County, and

WHEREAS, Roscommon County has created a partnership with Michigan Works! Region 7B and Northern Transformation to support the efforts of the Roscommon County Economic Development Committee to fund staff support and programming, and

WHEREAS, Michigan State University Extension/4-H Program serves Roscommon County residents to improve their lives by bringing the vast resources and research of the university directly to youth, adults, businesses, and communities in Roscommon County, and

WHEREAS, funding for MSU Extension/4-H would support youth programs, natural resources education, health and nutrition programs, community development programs and other programs to benefit the people of Roscommon County, 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following question be submitted to a vote of the electorate in the primary election to be held on August 6, 2024;

“Shall the limitation upon the total amount of general ad valorem taxes which may be levied upon all real and personal property for all purposes in any one year under the Michigan Constitution be increased in the County of Roscommon, Michigan to 0.13 mill (which is equal to $0.13 per $1000 of taxable value of all such property) be collected for a period of six years, beginning 2024 through 2029, inclusive, for the purposes of paying costs of operating 4-H Youth Programs/Michigan State University Extension Services (funding received to equal  0.10 mill or $0.10 per $1000 of taxable value) and Economic Development Committee (funding received to equal .03 mill or $0.03 per $1000 of taxable value) in the County of Roscommon, thereby raising in the first year an estimated $232,944?"