Truth-In-Taxation and Budget Hearing Notice

This is a Truth-In-Taxation and bud­get hear­ing notice to sup­port the pro­posed bud­get for the fis­cal year 2018–2019.  The Millington Arbela District Library Board intends to levy its allo­cat­ed mill­age of .9918 mill on all real and per­son­al prop­er­ty with­in the Millington Arbela District Library’s legal ser­vice area.

The library’s income from prop­er­ty tax­es is cal­cu­lat­ed by mul­ti­ply­ing the tax­able val­ue of the prop­er­ty in the library’s legal ser­vice area by the allo­cat­ed millage.

This allo­cat­ed mill­age may be reduced by the Tuscola County Equalization Office to com­pen­sate for an increase in the assessed val­ue of real and per­son­al prop­er­ty in each of the town­ships that exceeds the rate of infla­tion.  The Headlee Amendment reg­u­lates this reduction.

The pur­pose of the Truth-In-Taxation hear­ing is to retain as much of the mon­ey gen­er­at­ed by new con­struc­tion in the library’s legal ser­vice area as is allowed by the Headlee Amendment.

The Truth-In-Taxation meet­ing is sched­uled for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Frieda Meachum Conference Room locat­ed in the Millington Arbela District Library. 

After the Truth-In-Taxation meet­ing, the library’s reg­u­lar board meet­ing will fol­low with a draft bud­get for the 2018–2019 fis­cal year to be pre­sent­ed and discussed.

Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, these meet­ings are open to the pub­lic to attend. If you need spe­cial accom­mo­da­tions, please con­tact the Library Director, Jill Wioskowki, at (989) 871‑2003 or via email at

Published in the Millington Herald and Tuscola County Advertiser