Bear Creek Township Library Levy Increase (August 2012)

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A Bear Creek Township Library Levy Increase measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Bear Creek, which is in Emmet County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 640 (65.71%)Approveda
  • NO 334 (34.29%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current library levy by a rate of $.40 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of four years in order to further pay for operational costs of the library in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall Bear Creek Township approve an increase of up to 0.4 mills ($0.40 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 obtaining library services for township taxpayers and residents. The proceeds of the millage shall only be used for the operations of the Petoskey District Library and shall not be used to service debt. A 0.4 mill increase will raise an estimated $165,000 in the first year the millage is levied, which will be disbursed to the Petoskey District Library or its successor for operations as the Township Board determines appropriate.[3]


  1. Emmet County Clerk, August Election Results
  2. Emmet County Clerk, August Proposal List
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.