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Wyoming School Board of Education delays millage vote

WYOMING, Mich. – The Wyoming Public Schools Board of Education is delaying a public vote on a bond proposal, after backlash from the Kent County Taxpayers Alliance.

On May 15, the Alliance announced it would oppose the district’s tax in August, calling it a “rapid-fire” election that’s “a waste of taxpayer dollars.”  The same millage failed in a public vote on May 7.

During a work session on May 20, the Board of Education voted to wait until November 2013 to place the bond issue on the ballot.  The Board previously planned to put the tax to a vote during the August 2013 election, but members agreed extra time is needed to make any necessary changes to the bond proposal.

During the work session, board members also discussed possibly relocating programs and using different facilities, including the former Newhall building, to alleviate crowding.  The Board is expected to vote on those proposals during their regular meeting June 10 at 6 p.m.

Want to be Mayor? Time is running out!

WYOMING, Mich.—Time is running out for residents to enter the race for Mayor or City Council.

The filing deadline is Tuesday, May 14 at 4 p.m.  In November, voters will elect a representative for four offices:  Mayor, Councilmember at Large (two openings), and Councilmember 1st Ward.  Each elected official will serve a four year term.

For more information, contact the Wyoming City Clerk’s office at (616) 530-7296.

City of Wyoming Looking For Staff With Different Skills

City of Wyoming Looking For Staff With Different Skills

As part of getting ready for the coming seasons, and also to fill some empty spaces, the City of Wyoming has several job openings right now, including in Police, Water, and Parks and Recreation. See City of Wyoming Current Job Postings Page for more information for something that might fit your skills.

Congressman Bill Huizenga Statement About Unemployment

Congressman Bill Huizenga Statement About Unemployment

 

Huizenga Statement On Latest Unemployment Report

 

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement on the national unemployment report for January:

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Find the grades for legislators in your district through The Sierra Club's full scorecard.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2012 Wyoming Annual Financial Report Online

2012 Wyoming Annual Financial Report Online

You can now see the 2012 Financial Report for the City of Wyoming online. The Report features a brief analysis of where the City gets its revenue and where those same dollars are spent. The information contained in the report is taken from the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

In 2011, the report won the Governmental Financial Officer’s award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting.

Visit the Wyoming Finance Department web site to see the report.

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Personal Property Tax Elimination

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Personal Property Tax Elimination

From: http://www.wyomingmi.gov

The hot topic this week for Michigan cities, counties, townships and villages is the State Legislature’s plan to eliminate Personal Property Tax, or PPT. PPT is paid by businesses to the individual taxing jurisdictions and is based upon the applicable millage rate and the “value” of their personal property, which includes things such as equipment, computers, desks, etc. For the City of Wyoming, the PPT provides approximately $3 million in funding.