Non-homestead millage on November ballot

By Shelby Stewart
Staff Writer
Brandon Twp.- The non-homestead millage for the Brandon School district is up for renewal on Nov. 6. There is no increase on the renewal.
“This millage renewal only applies to businesses and to people’s second properties,” said district superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw. “This is a renewal only and we do not know of a single school district in the State that does not have an approved non-homestead millage.”
The millage is voted on every six years, and this accounts for about 10 percent of the district’s 2019 budget, equaling about $2.7 million. The language on the ballot reads “this proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempt by law.”
The current millage levies 17.8705 mills. The renewal will be on the ballot for the Nov. 6, 2018 gubernatorial election.