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Votes in dissolved Buena Vista School District don't support millage renewal to pay off debt

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BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Voters in a dissolved Michigan school district have decided against renewing a millage to pay off debt.

The Saginaw News reports (http://bit.ly/10UvSeF ) that with all precincts reporting 1,208 voted against the measure Tuesday and 875 supported the proposal.

The 18-mill, non-homestead renewal in the former Buena Vista School District had been requested to continue to pay off a $4 million debt. The three-year levy was proposed for business, industrial, commercial and rental properties. Michigan officials could impose a tax, however.

Buena Vista Township Supervisor Dwayne Parker had encouraged residents to support the tax, saying a no vote could mean they might have to pay.

State officials closed the Saginaw County district last year after years of financial and academic troubles. Students now attend schools in neighboring districts.


Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw

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