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Genesee Health System

 Voters in Genesee County will vote on a proposed Genesee Health System Community Mental Health Millage on Tuesday, May 4. Genesee Health System is a behavioral health organization set up under state law to serve the mental health needs of Genesee County. 

 The Genesee County Commissioners voted 5-3 to place the millage language on the May 4 ballot. The measure would add a new 0.94-mill property tax on Genesee County residents to be in place until 2030. It’s expected to raise $9.5 million in the first year.

 One hundred percent of monies raised will be allocated to the Genesee Health System for mental health crisis, stabilization and prevention, and to meet mental health needs in an appropriate setting, thus reducing the burden on jails and improving care of all Genesee residents who seek help.

Ballot language:

 For the purposes of reinforcing the Genesee Health System with sufficient public health infrastructure to improve the treatment of people with mental health needs, to address law enforcement/first responders with crisis intervention teams and mental health response training, to address law enforcement/mental health co-response and jail diversion, to address court/corrections mental health supports and services, to address suicide and crisis prevention, to address schools crisis and de-escalation, to address crisis center and crisis stabilization, and to address health and wellness for vulnerable populations, shall the limitation on the total amount of taxes which may be levied against taxable property within Genesee County, Michigan, as provided for by Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, be increased up to the amount of $0.94 per $1,000 of taxable valuation (0.94 mills) for a period of 10 years, beginning with the 2021 levy and extending through the 2030 levy?

 This would raise in the first year an estimated $9,595,118 to be used as follows: 100 percent shall be allocated to the Genesee Health System for mental health crisis, stabilization and prevention, and to meet mental health needs in an appropriate setting, thus reducing the burden on jails and improving care of all Genesee residents who seek help.

 In Genesee County, local authorities capture and use for authorized purposes tax increment revenues from property taxes levied by the county. Such captured revenue would include a portion of this proposed millage levy. The total amount of captured tax increment revenues from the proposed millage levy in the first calendar year of the levy is estimated to be $298,584.

 The following local authorities presently are expected to capture and receive disbursement of a portion of the County’s property tax levy:

• City of Clio Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA), Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Neighborhood Improvement Authority (NIA);

• City of Davison DDA and Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA)

• City of Fenton DDA and LFDA

• City of Flushing NIA and CIA

• City of Grand Blanc DDA

• City of Linden DDA

• City of Montrose DDA

• City of Swartz Creek DDA

• Genesee County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and Land Bank Authority

• Davison Township DDA

• Flint Township DDA

• Beecher Road CIA and Bristol Road CIA

• Grand Blanc Township DDA

• Hill Road CIA

• Mt. Morris Township Business Development Authority

• Mundy Township DDA and Hill Road CIA

• Vienna Township BDA

• Village of Lennon DDA

• Village of Otisville DDA

• Village of Otter Lake DDA

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