On August 2, 2022, Saginaw County residents will be asked to approve the MSU Extension and 4-H millage. This 0.1 mill request will provide $546,000 in the first year to continue funding for MSU Extension educational programming and services in Saginaw County.
How much will the millage cost me?
The millage will cost the homeowner $0.10 for every $1,000 of taxable home value. For example, if you own a $100,000 home, you’ll invest $5 per 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 Saginaw County residents will 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 Saginaw County.
What does Saginaw 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 Saginaw 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 Saginaw County government has asked their constituents to fund the county portion of the MSU Extension partnership by approving the millage on August 2.
What does the ballot language say?
SAGINAW COUNTY MSU EXTENSION AND 4-H NEW MILLAGE
“Shall the County of Saginaw, Michigan (County) impose an increase in its levy of general ad valorem taxes which may be imposed for all purposes upon real and personal property in the County, as provided in Article 9 Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, as amended, which will result in an increase of up to 0.1 mill ($0.10 per $1000) of the taxable valuation of such property as finally equalized for a period of ten (10) years, 2022 through 2031, both inclusive, which increased levy is estimated to raise up to $546,000 in the first year, for the purpose of providing funding for 4-H youth development, Master Gardener, urban agriculture, agriculture/agribusiness, health and nutrition, natural resources, veteran services, and other community education programs through a contract with Michigan State University Extension?”
How do I learn more about what MSU Extension offers me and my family?
You can read the Saginaw County MSU Extension millage fact sheet or visit the Saginaw County MSU Extension website to learn about the programs, events and resources provided to you by MSU Extension.