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October 20, 2013

Grand Traverse region election roundup

The following items will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot in the five-county Grand Traverse region:

Antrim County

Elk Rapids Schools requests voter approval for bonds up to $10,880,000 and an estimated 0.83 mill increase for partially remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, equipping and re-equipping Elk Rapids school facilities, including a new gymnasium, new security system and improving playing fields.

Benzie County

Officials requested a .0892 mill renewal for animal control services for four years. The millage would raise an estimated $107,633 in the first year.

Benzie officials also seek a 1 mill increase for road improvement for five years. The millage would raise an estimated $1.1 million in the first year.

Frankfort City: Residents of Frankfort can select three of the following candidates for city council: Richard Haan, JoAnn Holwerda, Robert Johnson, and Paul Luedtke.

Frankfort City officials also request a 1 mill increase for fire and rescue for five years. The millage would generate an estimated $78,314.24 in the first year.

Benzonia Township requests a fire protection and emergency medical services millage renewal of 1 mill for the next five years to raise an estimated $195,000.

Inland Township requests a millage for its parks and recreation of up to .5 mills for up to five years. The millage would raise an estimated $28,875 in the first year. Inland Township also requests an increase of 1.5 mills for fire equipment for up to five years. The millage would raise an estimated $86,626 in the first year.

Benzie residents who live within the Traverse City Area Public Schools district can vote to issue TCAPS $35,230,000 in tax bonds. The request would levy a millage of .14 mill for up to 20 years to be used in renovations to existing school facilities, elementary school facilities, athletic facilities, outfitting schools for educational technology, purchasing buses and improving sites.

The same voters can weigh in on a TCAPS request of $12,975,000 in tax bonds. The request would levy a millage of .15 mills for up to 20 years to be used in building and outfitting an auditorium at Central High School.

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