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April 26, 2016

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Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M)
jverkennes@monroeccc.edu 

 

 

MCCC TO SEEK .95 MILL, 5-YEAR TAX LEVY FOR FACILITY, TECHNOLOGY NEEDS

MONROE, Mich. – At its regular meeting last night, Monroe County Community College’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to authorize the college’s administration to place an additional property tax levy of .95 mill for five years for facility and technology needs before Monroe County voters in November.

If passed, the levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home less than $4 per month.  The college currently levies 2.1794 mills in property tax.

At last month’s regular Board meeting, MCCC President Dr. Kojo A. Quartey presented the need to for the five-year millage request to the Board.  He said the millage request is necessary for critical facility renovations and technology upgrades to remain competitive and ensure safety, accessibility and efficiency.

The levy covers renovations to Life Sciences Building, East Technology Building, West Technology Building, Audrey M. Warrick Student Services/Administration Building and the Campbell Learning Resources Center – all of which were built nearly 50 years ago – as well in two 1990s-era facilities, the Gerald Welch Health Education Building and the Whitman Center in Temperance.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.