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Archives for September 2011

Sterling Heights/Utica Republicans (SHUR) September Meeting

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Nick’s 22nd Street Steakhouse
48900 Van Dyke Ave
Shelby Twp, MI 48317

Food and non alcoholic beverages will be served.

Contact: Philis DeSaele at (586) 254-1284 or

Event Information:

Kathy Vosburg, Chair of the County Board of Commissioners will be the special guest speaker at our Sept. 28 meeting. Kathy is the first ever Republican Chair of the Board of Commissioners. She is married to Duane and they live in Chesterfield Twp. She is serving her 5th term. She owns her own tax consulting business. Kathy is going to speak on “Limited Government”.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Philis 254-1284 or desaele@wideopenwest.com

Click here for a flyer for the event.

September RCNMC Meeting – Township Treasurer Forum

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Hamlin Pub, 55076 Van Dyke (at 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp., MI
(NOTE: this is a different Hamlin Pub location than the RCNMC has met in the past)

Contact: Rob Montilla at (586) 291-7349.

Event Information:

The next meeting of the RCNMC will be held on Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Hamlin Pub located at 55076 Van Dyke in Shelby Township (Van Dyke and 25 Mile Rd.).  Please note this is a different Hamlin Pub location than the RCNMC has met previously.

This month’s event will feature a Township Treasurer Forum.  Come join us and meet some of the local Township Treasurers as they discuss the important role of collecting and managing the tax revenues of the townships.

Confirmed guests include:

  • Karen Goodhue, Macomb Township Treasurer
  • Debbie Obrecht, Bruce Township Treasurer
  • Doug Stier, Ray Township Treasurer
  • Darrin York, Harrison Township Treasurer

Macomb Township Republican Caucus September Meeting

Monday, September 26, 2011 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Aspen Restaurant and Bar
20333 Hall Road, Macomb, MI 48044

Contact: John Wolfsberger at (256) 603-3462.

Event Information:

Come join the Macomb Township Republican Caucus as we work to build a strong grassroots organization for GOP victory in Macomb Township in 2012.

This month’s speakers include:

  • Macomb Township Clerk Michael Koehs who will give a presentation on the proposed District Court move.
  • Question and Answer Session with County Commissioner Joe Sabatini

The Macomb Township Republican Caucus is an affiliate of the Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County.

Annual Golf Outing Supporting Representative Ken Goike

Friday, September 16, 2011 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Richmond Forest Golf Course
33300 32 Mile Road
Lenox, Michigan

Contact: Email RepKenGoike@gmail.com or call (586) 243-0403

Event Information:

Annual Golf Outing Supporting
Representative Ken Goike

On Friday September 16th, 2011

Richmond Forest Golf Course
33300 32 Mile Road
Lenox, Michigan

9:00am Registration
10:00am Shotgun Start
Steak Dinner

$100 per person

Mail, Phone, or E-mail your Registration Form and Prepayment
by August 30th, 2011 to
RepKenGoike@gmail.com or (586) 243-0403

Thank You in advance for your continued support!
Golf Outing Registration Form
Prepayment requested by August 30th, 2011
Mail to: CTE Ken Goike, 22440 32 Mile Road, Ray, Michigan 48096

Please make non-corporate checks payable to: CTE Ken Goike
If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation.
All contributions are greatly appreciated.

RCNMC Against Countywide Operating Millage


Macomb Intermediate School District Regional Enhancement Special Education Operating Millage Proposal

Who Will Vote

All Municipalities in Macomb County

When is the Vote

November 8, 2011 General Election

Ballot Proposal Language

Shall the limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Macomb Intermediate School District, Michigan, be increased by 1.2 mill ($1.20 per thousand dollars of taxable value) for a period of twenty (20) years, 2011 to 2030, inclusive, as new additional millage to provide operating funds to enhance other state and local funding for local school district special education operating purposes? It is estimated that 1.2 mill would raise approximately $27.5 million when first levied in 2011.

Yes or No

RCNMC Recommendation

Vote NO.

The RCNMC passed a resolution to NOT SUPPORT the MISD millage proposal on the November 8 ballot.  In a struggling economy where families are still working hard to make ends meet, this is not the time to discuss a tax increase of any kind.  We call on the school districts of the county to instead look for ways to manage costs and streamline services in order to better accommodate the needs for all of Macomb County’s students.

Additional Proposal Details

Pursuant to state law, the revenue raised by the proposed enhancement millage will be collected by the Macomb Intermediate School District and allocated in accordance with Section 705 of the Revised School Code to local public school districts within the boundaries of the Macomb Intermediate School District for special education purposes with such revenue allocation being applied first to pay unfunded balance of the costs which would otherwise be payable by each local school district to the Macomb Intermediate School District for certain special education center programs.

The revenue from this millage will be disbursed to or for the benefit of the following school districts:

Anchor Bay School District
Armada Area Schools
Center Line Public Schools
Chippewa Valley Schools
Clintondale Community Schools
East Detroit Public Schools
Fitzgerald Public Schools
Fraser Public Schools
Lake Shore Public Schools
Lakeview Public Schools
L’Anse Creuse Public Schools
Mount Clemens Community Schools
New Haven Community Schools
Richmond Community Schools
Romeo Community Schools
Roseville Community Schools
South Lake Schools
Utica Community Schools
Van Dyke Public Schools
Warren Consolidated Schools
Warren Woods Public Schools

Source:  http://www.macombcountymi.gov/clerksoffice/pdf/elec-2011-nov-proposals.pdf

Information from the Sponsors of the Millage

Click Here for a Printable Flyer about the Millage (source MacombSchoolSelection.org)

Click Here for a Website that provides additional details about the millage.

Macomb School Selection:  “On November 8th, voters can restore part of this multi-million dollar loss. A Special Education Enhancement millage would give every school district in Macomb County much-needed additional money. At a cost of about 20 cents per day for the average homeowner, funds from the 1.2 mill proposal would go first for special education services, which would then free up general fund money and help ALL students in EVERY district.”

“Macomb County’s public school superintendents have unanimously agreed to support a 1.2 mill countywide Special Education Enhancement Millage Proposal to benefit the 131,000 students in their 21 districts on the November 8 ballot, the Macomb County’s Superintendents Association has announced.”

“All 21 of the elected Boards of Education in Macomb County and the Macomb Intermediate School District School Board have also agreed upon placing the proposal on the ballot.”

Why has this 1.2 mill property tax proposal been placed on the Tuesday, November 8 ballot?   If approved, the $27 million from the proposal would offset about one-fourth of the $103 million local districts and the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) are losing annually compared with 2008. This loss amounts to $785 per student. It results from cuts in state and federal funding and local property taxes. The situation has forced local school districts to increase class sizes as well as reduce programs and services.”

Media Articles


Ribfest with State Representative Jeff Farrington

Friday, September 9, 2011, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Grant Park, 8201 Hahn St., Utica, MI

Contact: Matt at (586) 839-9262 or matt@electfarrington.com

Click Here for a Flyer for the Event

Event Information:

1st Annual Ribfest
with State Representative Jeff Farrington

Friday, September 9 • 6-8 p.m.

8201 Hahn Street, Utica, MI

Tickets are $30 per person or $75 per family.
RSVP is required.

Please make checks payable to Elect Jeff Farrington Committee.
No corporate contributions, please.

RSVPs or questions can be referred to Matt
at 586-839-9262 or matt@electfarrington.com

Paid for by Elect Jeff Farrington Committee, 8830 Summers Court, Utica, MI 48317

Macomb County Republican Women’s Club

Monday, September 12, 2011 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Clinton-Macomb Public Library
40900 Romeo Plank (SE corner of Canal), Clinton Township, MI

Contact: Michelle Trosper at (586) 566-0749.

Event Information:

Celebrating Macomb Patriot Week
Macomb Circuit Court Judge Kathy Viviano presenting “Rule of Law”
Location: Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank (SE corner of Canal), Clinton Twp
Contact: Michelle at 586.566.0749 or mcrwc2012@gmail.com
Information: sites.google.com/site/macombcountygopwomen/

Town Forum on the New International Trade Crossing

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Programming Center, Sterling Heights Public Library
40255 Dodge Park Road
Sterling Heights, MI

Contact: Matt at matt@electfarrington.com.

Event Information:

State Representative Jeff Farrington will host Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley who will be giving a presentation on the proposed new Detroit Bridge.

Walk With Congresswoman Miller in the Romeo Peach Festival Parade

Congresswoman Candice MillerDate:
Monday, September 5, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.

Romeo Peach Festival Parade
The parade starts at the Fiddler’s Cove Shopping Center
(on old Van Dyke, close to Kaeding Rd.)

Contact: Anthony Lewis at 586-323-4980 or email at anthony@candice-miller.com.

Event Information:

The 2011 Parade Season continues in Downtown Romeo! Please join us on Monday September 5th at 12:30pm to be in place for the Romeo Peach Festival Parade. The parade starts at the Fiddler’s Cove shopping center on old Van Dyke, close to Van Dyke and Kaeding Rd.

Step off is at 1:30pm-Look for the WHITE SAIL with the Congresswoman’s Name. Check in is at the Fiddler’s Cove Shopping Center. The parade BEGINS close to Main St (Van Dyke) and Kaeding Rd and will continue down Main to Durham and Main St.

Parking: Participant parking is available at the beginning of the route by Fiddler’s Cove. After the parade, a shuttle will take you back to the parking area.

Driving: Try to arrive early due to parade traffic. Use the Van Dyke Express way until it ends and then follow Old Van Dyke south to the parking.

To volunteer or if you have any questions, please contact my campaign at 586-323-4980 or email us at: anthony@candice-miller.com.