Barton Township Emergency Levy Increase (August 2012)

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A Barton Township Emergency Levy Renewal measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Barton, which is in Newaygo County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 58 Approveda
  • NO 26[1]

This measure sought to renew the current emergency levy which is set at a rate of $1.20 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further four years in order to continue to pay for fire protection and medical services in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall Barton Township impose an increase of up to 1.2 mills ($1.20 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for 4 years, 2012 through 2015 inclusive, for the purpose of fire protection and medical services in Barton Township and expending those revenues with the City of Big Rapids and Mecosta County Emergency Medical Services; shall the Township levy such millage for said purpose, thereby raising in the first year an estimated $24,840.00?[3]


  1. Newaygo County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Newaygo County Clerk, August Election Information
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.