Albee Township Library Levy Addition (November 2011)

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An Albee Township Library Levy Addition measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the township of Albee which is in Saginaw County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 73 (22.67%)
  • NO 249 (77.33%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to make the township a part of the River Rapids District Library district and in so doing add to the current property tax by a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of ten years in order to fund the township's obligation to the library district.[2] Due to the library not having enough funding, services to the library were cut off to the neighboring townships, this measure would have allowed residents to again have access to library services. Also, if the township had approved the measure one member would have been added to the library board from the township. This measure was not dependent on the other township's approval or defeat of their library questions.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the Township of Albee, County of Saginaw, Michigan become a participating municipality in the River Rapids District Library, County of Saginaw, Michigan, and, as required by law as a condition of joining the District Library, shall the River Rapids District Library levy a new additional millage in an amount not to exceed 1.0 mill ($1.00 on each $1,000 of taxable value) against all taxable real and tangible personal property within Albee Township for a period of ten (10) years, 2011 to 2020, inclusive, for the purpose of funding Albee Township’s obligation to the District Library and for all District Library purposes authorized by law? The estimated revenue the District Library will collect if the millage is approved and levied by the District Library in Albee Township in the 2011 calendar year is approximately $55,000.[4]


  1. Saginaw County Clerk, Current Election Results
  2. Saginaw County Clerk, November Proposals
  3. Argus-Press, "On The Ballot: Library seeks support from area townships," October 27, 2011
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.