Public Notice: Oxford Township

NOTICE OF ELECTION
GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 3, 2020
IN
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF OXFORD
To the Qualified Electors:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election will be held in:
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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF OXFORD
County of Oakland, State of Michigan
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020
THE POLLS will be open
7 o’clock am until 8 o’clock pm
ALL POLLING PLACES
ARE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
BRAILLE AND AUDIO VERSIONS OF VOTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
AT THE POLLING PLACES LISTED BELOW:
PRECINCT NO. 1 – Oxford United Methodist Church, 21 E. Burdick Street, Oxford,
MI 48371
PRECINCT NO. 2 – Village of Oxford Community Room, 22 W. Burdick Street, Oxford, MI
48371
PRECINCT NO. 3 – Oxford Free Methodist Church, 790 S. Lapeer Road, Oxford, MI 48371
PRECINCT NO. 4 – Lake Point Community Church, 1550 W. Drahner Road, Oxford, MI
48371
PRECINCT NO. 5 – Lake Point Community Church, 1550 W. Drahner Road, Oxford, MI
48371
PRECINCT NO. 6 – Parks and Recreation Community Room, 2795 Seymour Lake Road,
Oxford, MI 48371
PRECINCT NO. 7 – Oxford Public Library, 530 Pontiac Street, Oxford, MI 48371
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FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING POLITICAL PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
PRESIDENTIAL President and Vice President of the United States
CONGRESSIONAL United States Senator and Representative in Congress
LEGISLATIVE Representative in State Legislature

STATE BOARDS State Board of Education, University of Michigan Regents, Michigan State University Trustees, Wayne State University Governors
COUNTY County Executive, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk/Register of Deeds, Treasurer, Water Resource Commissioner, County Commissioner
JUDICIAL Justice of the Supreme Court
Justice of the Supreme Court – Incumbent Position
Judge of the Court of Appeals-2nd District-Incumbent Position
Judge of the Circuit Court-6th Circuit-Incumbent Position
Judge of the Circuit Court-6th Circuit-Non-Incumbent Position
Judge of Probate Court-Incumbent Position
Judge of District Court – 52/3 Division-Incumbent Position
LOCAL SCHOOL Oxford Area Community Schools Board Member
DISTRICT Lake Orion Community Schools Board Member
COMMUNITY COLLEGE Oakland Community College Board of Trustees Member
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING Township Supervisor, Township Clerk, Township Treasurer, Township Trustees, Park Commissioners, Library Board Members and Village Council Members;
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL(S):
STATE OF MICHIGAN PROPOSALS:
PROPOSAL 20-1
A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW MONEY FROM OIL AND GAS MINING ON STATE-OWNED LANDS TO CONTINUE TO BE COLLECTED IN STATE FUNDS FOR LAND PROTECTION AND CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PARKS, NATURE AREAS, AND PUBLIC RECREATION FACILITIES; AND TO DESCRIBE HOW MONEY IN THOSE STATE FUNDS CAN BE SPENT.
This proposed constitutional amendment would:
Allow the State Parks Endowment Fund to continue receiving money from sales of oil and gas from state-owned lands to improve, maintain and purchase land for State parks, and for Fund administration, until its balance reaches $800,000,000.
Require subsequent oil and gas revenue from state-owned lands to go into the Natural Resources Trust Fund.
Require at least 20% of Endowment Fund annual spending go toward State park improvement.
Require at least 25% of Trust Fund annual spending go toward parks and public recreation areas and at least 25% toward land conservation.
Should this proposal be adopted?
PROPOSAL 20-2
A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO REQUIRE A SEARCH WARRANT IN ORDER TO ACCESS A PERSON’S ELECTRONIC DATA OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
This proposed constitutional amendment would:
Prohibit unreasonable searches or seizures of a person’s electronic data and electronic communications.
Require a search warrant to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications, under the same conditions currently required for the government to obtain a search warrant to search a person’s house or seize a person’s things.
Should this proposal be adopted?
COUNTY OF OAKLAND PROPOSAL:
MILLAGE REPLACEMENT AND INCREASE TO IMPROVE, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN PARKS, OPEN SPACE AREAS, TRAILS, AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES IN OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN
The Oakland County Parks System includes 7000 acres and 80 miles of trails preserving and protecting the environment. There are 13 Oakland County Parks and recreational activities throughout the County including campgrounds, dog parks, golf courses, water parks, and mobile recreation units.
To continue to provide revenue to the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission, shall the current millage, which has been reduced by required rollback, be replaced and increased to .35 mills for 10 years from 2020 to 2029? The .35 mills is equal to 35 cents per $1,000.00 of taxable value. The millage, if approved and levied, will generate approximately $22,026,860.00 in 2020. The purpose of the millage is to improve, operate, and maintain parks, open space and water areas, trails, and recreation facilities; to allow for free day-use park admission for seniors (62 and over), military, veterans, and residents with permanent disabilities; to expand trails; to enhance local recreation programs; and to increase environmental conservation and recreation activities. Revenue from the millage will be disbursed only to the County of Oakland to be used solely for the purpose of funding the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission with external audits and oversight by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF OXFORD PROPOSAL:
MILLAGE FOR FIRE PROTECTION, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT SERVICES
Shall the total tax rate limitation on general ad valorem taxes as provided by law upon all taxable property within the Charter Township of Oxford, County of Oakland, Michigan be increased by new additional millage of 4.5 mills (4.5 mills being equal to $4.50 per $1,000 of state taxable value) for a period of 4 (four) years, beginning with the December 2020 tax levy through the December 2023 tax levy, for the purpose of providing funds for operations and capital expenses for fire protection, emergency medical services (EMS) and advanced life support (ALS) services for the Charter Township of Oxford, which new millage shall be levied in lieu of and to replace the previously voted millage for operations and capital expenses for fire protection, emergency medical services and advanced life support services which, after the required rollback, last resulted in a levy of 3.3472 mills, and shall the Township levy an amount not to exceed such increase in millage for such purpose during this period, which will raise in the first year if levied an estimated revenue of Four Million Two Hundred Seventy Six Thousand Six Hundred Twenty Dollars ($4,276,620.00) of which a portion will be disbursed to the Village of Oxford Downtown Development Authority?
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INFORMATION ON OBTAINING AN ABSENT VOTER BALLOT
FOR THE ELECTION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM:
Charter Township of Oxford
Clerk’s Office
300 Dunlap Road
Oxford, MI 48371-0003
CURTIS W. WRIGHT
TOWNSHIP CLERK
300 Dunlap Road
Oxford, MI 48371
(248) 628-9787, #5
Published: October 14, 2020 – Oxford Leader
Posted: Oxford Township
Village of Oxford

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