Bay College Millage

Funding the future

Bay College Besse Center

Your Community College

Committed to Student and Community Success

Over the past 57 years in Delta County, Bay College has provided education and training, awarding 16,120 degrees and certificates to 12,483 graduates. Today's local, regional and nationwide successful Bay College Alumni include nurses, business owners, welders, doctors, lawyers, technicians, managers, law enforcement officers, engineers, paramedics, teachers and more.

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Focused on Local Business Demands and Future Careers

In addition to expanding program areas, in recent years Bay College added new programs and workforce trainings including EMT/Paramedic, MRI Technician, Robotics, Mechatronics, Agricultural Operations, Leadership Conference, and Norse Athletics.

THE 0.8924 MILLAGE WOULD COST YOU JUST PENNIES PER DAY TO CREATE AN EFFICIENT, SAFE, AND PRODUCTIVE ENVIRONMENT.

What will the additional millage cost you in taxes?

  • $200,000 house: $7.44 a month
  • $80,000 house: $2.97 a month

An investment in Bay College today is an investment in sustaining our community­. Together we can make the future stronger!

Challenges:

Campus infrastructure is in need of critical improvements
  • Heating, cooling, lighting, water, safety and security systems are 20-50+ years old
  • Insufficient state funding has not provided adequate funds to pay for large capital needs
  • Bay has extended the useful life of equipment way beyond expectations

Solution:

Comprehensive, cost-effective improvement plan to ensure an efficient, safe, productive learning environment
  • Substantial savings by completing in one project with today's dollars
    • Costs 20+% less if engineered in one project
    • Emergency repairs cost up to 100% more
    • Construction costs typically double every 10 years
  • Delaying will cost the college, students, and taxpayers more money

Proposal:

0.8924 operating millage for 20 years to address campus operations
  • Millage restoration of 0.1924 lost due to the 1978 Headlee Amendment (cost Bay College$230,000 in lost taxes in 2018-19)
  • Additional 0. 7 mills for critical improvements including boilers, chillers, LED lighting, safety systems and more
  • Efficiency improvements will reduce long term operating costs
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