mill·​age | \ ˈmi-lij How to pronounce millage (audio) \

Definition of millage

: a rate (as of taxation) expressed in mills per dollar

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While the millage is set by the county auditor’s office, Pepera estimates a 5.5-mill, 10-year levy, based upon current property valuations. Brian Lisik,, "Brunswick school board to put operating levy on November ballot," 23 July 2019 In addition, there are 23 townships in Tuscola County, 17 of those townships have their own road millage — usually a mill or two. Kristi Tanner,, "FREE PRESS INVESTIGATION Thank heavens: They finally got their bridge fixed; many communities still suffer," 7 June 2019 But the regional talks predate the bid, prompted in part by the inability of the Regional Transit Authority to foster agreement on how to move forward after its failed millage attempt in 2016. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "State of Wayne County speech: Evans plans to pitch new regional transit plan this week," 13 Mar. 2018 The city has also tried and failed to pass a millage. Kristi Tanner,, "FREE PRESS INVESTIGATION Thank heavens: They finally got their bridge fixed; many communities still suffer," 7 June 2019 Chandler pointed out that one of the existing millages, a 4.36-mill property tax dedicated to maintenance, expires in 2020. Mark Schleifstein,, "East bank levee authority could return drainage, pump operations to St. Bernard Parish," 17 May 2018 According to Boyce, a millage rate increase is still needed because 52 percent of properties in the county have a floating homestead exemption, which freezes the taxable value of the home. Christina Maxouris, ajc, "Cobb Chairman: County credit rating at risk without tax hike," 25 June 2018 Voters OK'd allowing the district to replace its sinking fund millage, which is set to expire in December. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "3 votes the difference in two metro Detroit school elections," 9 May 2018 The fourth committee opposes a countywide ballot question which basically would renew the millage for the suburban bus system. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Clinton Twp. firefighter accused of campaign finance violation," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of millage

1891, in the meaning defined above

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