Voters in Oakland County, which locally includes the village of Holly, Holly and Rose townships, and 16 voters in the city of Fenton (Water’s Edge homes), have decided to continue paying .7545 mills for Oakland Community College (OCC) operating purposes for 10 years.
The final vote was 133,425 in favor of continuing the millage and 52,281 against.
A homeowner with a taxable value of $100,000 pays $75.45 per year.
According to the college’s website (oaklandcc.edu), voters established funding for the Oakland Community College District on June 8, 1964. The district encompasses roughly 900 square miles and has an assessed property value exceeding $25 billion.
There are currently 28 public school districts with 45 public high schools and 37 private high schools within OCC boundaries. The college opened in September 1965.
Across its five campuses, OCC has served one million students and become a source for community development and engagement since opening its doors.