Area voters set to decide major bond proposals


Next Tuesday, May 8, area voters will decide on more than 15 bond proposals, many connected to school and fire department funding. 

Nine of the bond proposals are in Jackson County. The biggest involves Jackson Public Schools and its bond proposal that would generate more than $86 million to pay for things like new construction, additions, and renovations. Another bond proposal affecting Northwest Community Schools in Jackson County will ask voters for almost $25 million for school improvements. There’s also a bond proposal for Jackson County’s Western School District for a sinking fund to help purchase real estate for future school district projects. 

Jackson County voters will also decide on whether to renew it’s operating millage rate. Plus, voters in Hanover Township, Liberty Township, and Pulaski Township are being asked to help fund for fire department needs. Springport Township voters are being asked to help fund for both fire and rescue needs.

There is an Ionia Public School tax proposal that would last ten years to generate money to make improvements and repairs to district facilities. There’s a proposal for Byron area schools out of Shiawassee County. A Fowlerville Community Schools bond proposal asking for $17.5 million for improvements. There are 5 issues up for a vote in Hillsdale County.

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