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Millage renewals pass

Officials from school districts in Three Rivers and White Pigeon saw non-homestead millage renewals pass with ease Tuesday.

In Three Rivers, nearly two-thirds of the 612 participating voters OK’d an 18-mill renewal levied to the tax bills of commercial and non-homestead properties. The millage generates nearly $3.7 million annually and represents about 15 percent of the district’s annual budget.

White Pigeon Community Schools had success with its non-homestead millage renewal Tuesday, as well. Almost three-quarters of the 460 voters who took part in the vote supported the measure.

District officials said the five-year renewal ensures the district will continue to collect about $2.8 million annually through the non-homestead millage.

A request by Marcellus Community Schools for an additional 3 mills over a 21-year period was rejected, 482 to 308.

District officials were attempting to raise $15.2 million for matters related to security, technology, transportation and building maintenance district wide.

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