Voters will decide a 30-year, 1.5645-mill bond proposal to fund a new $2.8 million fire station and will decide whether to renew the police millage.
The 1.9589-mill police renewal would be for four years, ending in 2022. The tax would generate $187,153 in its first year.
Voters will decide the renewal of the nonhomestead operating millage.
The district is seeking a six-year renewal, from 2019 to 2024, of a 20.5916-mill levy. The district will levy a maximum of 18 mills each year on business, commercial, farm and industrial property and second homes.
The levy is needed in order for the district to receive its full amount of state aid. It is expected to raise $1.67 million in its first year. The Brandywine school district covers southern Niles Township as well as parts of Bertrand and Milton townships.
Voters will decide whether to renew the operating millage for the township fire department.
The renewal will run for five years, 2018 to 2022, and be for 1.1872 mills. It is expected to raise $168,000 in its first year.
In addition, Republican Sheila Reitz faces no challengers in primary or general election for two-year partial term as clerk.
Voters will consider increasing the amount collected for police and fire services. The township would collect an added 1.5 mills for four years atop the current 4.75 mills.
The increase would raise about another $315,000 on top of the about $952,800 raised by the 4.75 mills.
Voters will be asked to renew the millage to support the fire department.
The renewal is for 1 mill and will run for five years from 2018 to 2022. It represents the renewal of the permanently reduced millage of 0.9757 mill plus a 0.0243 mill to restore the levy to 1mill. It is expected to raise $48,836 in its first year.
Voters will decide whether to levy 0.1734 mill for 10 years to support the Lincoln Township Library. The addition would generate $115,000 in its first year.
Niles voters will be asked to renew the Dial-A-Ride millage for two years, 2019 and 2020. The half-mill levy is expected to bring in $93,000 in its first year to operate the public transportation system.
Niles District Library
Niles-area residents are asked to approve a new millage to support the Niles District Library. The 0.25 mill will run for five years through 2022 to pay for building and grounds improvements, including roof repairs. The amount expected to be collected in the first year is $131,000.
The Niles District Library coverage area includes Niles, most of Niles Township and part of Bertrand Township.
Democrat Jill DeLucia is unopposed for two-year parks board seat.
North Berrien Historical Society
Voters in Coloma and Watervliet and Hagar, Bainbridge, Coloma and Watervliet townhships will consider renewing a millage to support the North Berrien Historical Society. The millage is for 0.25 mill for the next four years. Voters approved a renewal of this millage in 2014, 2010 and for the first time in 2006.
The first year the millage is collected, Coloma will raise about $8,375; Watervliet will raise about $6,800; Hagar Township will raise about $43,600; Bainbridge Township will raise about $25,786; Coloma Township will raise about $52,250; and Watervliet Township will raise about $39,321.
Voters are being asked to renew the millage levy for the operation of the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police Department.
If approved, the renewal of the 4-mill levy will run for three years, 2018 through 2020. It is expected to raise $962,360 in its first year to pay for police department operations and to buy equipment.
Karen Basham is unopposed in GOP primary for partial two-year term as clerk. No Democrats filed.
River Valley schools
Voters in the River Valley school district will be asked to renew the nonhomestead millage levy.
The district is asking for a six-year renewal of a 19.6348-mill levy. The district will levy a maximum of 18 mills each year on business, commercial, farm and industrial properties as well as second homes.
The levy is needed in order for the district to receive its full amount of state aid. It is expected to raise $6.89 million in its first year.
Voters will decide whether to renew a 1-mill road millage for six years. The township’s estimated revenue in the first year would be $273,982.
St. Joseph Twp.
Voters will decide taxes for the fire department and parks and trails. Three candidates are unopposed for two-year partial terms on board.
The township is seeking 0.3 mill for 10 years for a fire department improvement fund. It would raise $123,700 in its first year.
The township is seeking 0.25 mill for 10 years to support parks and trail improvements. The tax would generate an estimated $123,700.
Clerk Patrice Rose and Trustees Ed Meny and Thomas Milnikel are unopposed in the GOP primary and the general election.
Residents will vote on two renewal millages, one to support the city’s police department and the other to support the fire department.
The police millage will stay at 3 mills and the fire millage will stay at 2 mills. The city will collect the levies for three years if approved. The police millage would raise about $81,060 in the first year, 2019, and the fire millage would raise about $54,406.
Weesaw Township voters will be asked to renew the township’s 1-mill road millage.
The levy would run for two years, 2018 and 2019, to pay for the maintenance, upkeep and construction of roads. It is expected to raise $85,000 in its first year.