Voters pass Pickford Public Schools bonding proposal

A Pickford Public Schools bus.

PICKFORD — The only item on the May 3 ballot in Chippewa County was a Pickford Public Schools bonding proposal, and according to unofficial results it has passed.

According to unofficial results issued by the Chippewa County clerk, the proposal received a total of 271 yes votes and 179 no votes. 

Pickford and Marquette townships voted in the election. In this election, 20.34 percent of registered voters participated.

The bond proposal asked voters to borrow the sum of $3,500,000 and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds for the purpose of erecting an addition to the school building, remodeling the school building and preparing, developing, and improving the site.

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2023 is 1.17 mills, or $1.17 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation, for a 0.50 mill net increase over the 2021 levy. The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is 24 years.

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