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IM School proposal voted down

Other three proposals pass

August 7, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN -- The results are in three out of four proposals before voters in Dickinson and Iron counties today passing during the primary election.

Iron Mountain School District voters were asked whether the school district should borrow $11 million to remodel and equip school buildings, construct additions and upgrade technology for a millage of 1.98 for 20 years. The proposal was defeated by 46 votes -- 690 in favor of the millage and 736 against.

The millage renewal proposal for the Dickinson County Library passed with 2,156 in favor and 1,068 opposed. The proposal asked whether .90 mills should be renewed for five years for operations and maintenance of the library with the millage raising $868,00 the first year.

In Iron County, voters in the Forest Park School District passed a proposal to borrow money -- .62 mills over eight years. The close voting resulted in 581 in favor and 537 opposed. The school district will borrow $995,000 to equip the school with updated technology equipment and remodel school facilities.

Iron County residents also voted on the allocated millage proposal. The proposal asked to increase the millage allocation to the townships from 1.20 mills to 1.25 mills and decrease the millage allocation to the county from 6.48 mills to 6.43 mills for the years 2013 and 2014.

There would be no increases in taxes, just a change in how the millage is disbursed. That proposal passed with 1,455 in favor and 1,116 opposed.

For more details, see Wednesday's Daily News



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