Recently I have had several questions about why the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority is listed as receiving part of the library revenues generated by the upcoming ballot proposal.
It is confusing and honestly some folks have told me they don't want to support the library millage if some of their taxes are going to the Brownfield Authority.
I hear you. I don't like it either.
However, tax captures are a part of our reality, especially in the City of Marquette. And, it doesn't seem like this will be something ending anytime soon.
TIF districts within the city limits include:
It's really confusing and I wish there was an easy solution to this issue. But, unfortunately there are more threats to public funding than JUST the dark stores.
THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT THIS ELECTION:
- The library is projecting a serious loss of funding in the next year. Without additional revenue, the library may have to cut services and/or service hours.
- The library WILL receive most of the money from the ballot proposals. (See chart below.)
- Voting no on the library millage won't keep the Brownfield Authority from getting part of library millage funds. As soon as the hospital moves to their new location; their taxes will be directed to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and not the Library.
For more details on how much funding the Library WILL receive as well as more information about the Brownfield Authority keep reading.
As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to call, email or stop by with your questions.