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White Lake Township Library

White Lake Township Library

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Library Millage


How is the Library funded?

Over 95% of the library's revenue comes from property tax. The 5% of non-property tax revenue includes state aid, penal fines, donations, and interest from investments. The August 2 millage proposal of 0.5 mills makes up nearly 42% of the property tax levied to support the library's daily operations. 

How much will it cost?

If the 0.5 renewal and restoration is approved, an owner of a property with a taxable value of $100,000 ($200,000 market value) will continue to pay $50 per year towards the support of library service. A mil is equal to $1 for every $1000 of a property's taxable value, generally equivalent to half the property's market value. 

How do I register to vote?

You may easily register online to vote at the Michigan Voter Information Center or at the White Lake Township Clerks' office. Our librarians can also guide you through the online process via the public computers available at the library.

Can I vote absentee without an excuse or reason?

Yes, all registered voters in Michigan can now vote using an absentee ballot. You can quickly request online an absentee ballot at the Michigan Voter Information Center or at the White Lake Township Clerks' office. Once ballots are available in late June, you may walk into the Clerks' office, request an absentee ballot application, fill it out, and immediately be given your ballot to cast your vote. 

What is the actual millage language on the August 2 ballot?




Shall the previously authorized increase in the tax limitations imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution in the Charter Township of White Lake, as reduced by the required millage rollback, be renewed at the reduced amount of 0.4169 mills ($0.4169 per $1,000 of taxable value) and to restore lost millage, increased by the amount of 0.0831 mills ($0.0831 per $1,000 of taxable value), total amount of both not to exceed 0.50 mil, for eight (8) years, 2022 through 2029, inclusive, for the purpose of operating, equipping, providing personnel, constructing and purchasing for the White Lake Township Library or any other purpose authorized by law for library services, and shall the township be authorized to levy this millage on all taxable property in the Township raising an estimated $650,000 in the first year (2022) of the levy? The proposed millage is a renewal of a previously authorized millage and restoration of previously authorized millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963.

Yes               No