Millage – Questions & Answers Factsheet

Bath Township Public Library Millage – Questions & Answers Factsheet

Bath Township Public Library Millage – Questions & Answers Factsheet

Current funding... 

The main funding source for the Bath Township Public Library is our local millage. Other more limited funding includes grant funding, penal fines from Clinton County and state aid disbursed by the Library of Michigan.

About the proposed millage renewal...

The proposed millage is 0.6792 mills for a period of 10 years—less than $34.00 per year for a home worth $100,000. This is collected on your Winter tax bill and is not an increase over the current millage, but a continuation.

About the election...

On Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 registered voters in Bath Township vote absentee or following guidance regarding regular precincts.

Ballot  Language...

Shall the Charter Township of Bath, County of Clinton, State of Michigan, be authorized to levy annually an amount not to exceed .6792 mill ($.6792 on each $1,000 of taxable value), which is a renewal of the previously authorized millage rate that expires in 2021, against all taxable property within Bath Charter Township for a period of ten (10) years, 2022 to 2031 inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for operating, maintaining, constructing, equipping and funding the Bath Township Public Library and all library purposes authorized by law? The estimate of the revenue the Township will collect in the first year of levy (2023) if the millage is approved and levied by the Township is approximately $323,443.00.

About the Public Library board...

Members of the Bath Township Public Library’s board were elected in November of 2020. Future elections are for the entire board, every four years, following the cycle of Presidential elections. Board members do not receive financial compensation.

Current members of the board are:
Sue Garrity – President Theresa Kidd – Vice President Lynn Bergen – Treasurer Audrey Barton – Secretary Larry Fewins-Bliss – Trustee Ken Jensen - Trustee

Services offered by the library...

Over 2,250 individuals hold library cards to access services of the library, and other community members visit and access additional services where no card is needed.
• Access a local collection of materials including books, DVDs, the Library of Things, craft kits, STEM kits, etc.
• Access to digital services, including Libby, Hoopla, Kanopy, Mango Languages, Ancestry.com, tutor.com, Linkedin Learning, Consumer Reports and Michigan Activity Pass.
• In person and virtual events including Littles Storytime, Paws for Reading, Book 2 Movie Teen Book Club, the Wine and Cheese Book Club, Busy Bees Yoga, Beginning Knitting Class, Text TALK to Learn, and more.
• YouTube Channel featuring Crafts-to-Go with Charles, Cooking with Kristie, Storytime Anytime and Check It Out! – your guide to newly released books.
• Home book delivery for those unable to leave their homes.

Bath Township Public Library has no official position on the millage.
The library millage election will be held Tuesday, November 2. Absentee ballots may be requested from the Township Clerk until November 1.

Upcoming Events
Book 2 Movie Teen Book Club Oct 26, 2021 03:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Wine and Cheese Adult Book Club Oct 27, 2021 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Halloween Carnival Oct 28, 2021 04:30 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Story Time Oct 29, 2021 10:30 AM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Beginning Ukulele Class Nov 03, 2021 05:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Story Time Nov 05, 2021 10:30 AM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Friends of the Library Meet up Nov 09, 2021 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library /Virtual Zoom Available
Beginning Ukulele Class Nov 10, 2021 05:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Story Time Nov 12, 2021 10:30 AM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Beginning Ukulele Class Nov 17, 2021 05:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library