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Bear Lake Township Fire Levy Renewal Proposals, 2 (November 2012)

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Two Bear Lake Township Fire Levy Renewal proposals were on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Manistee County, which is in Michigan where both were approved.

The first proposal authorized the Township of Bear Lake to increase property taxes by 1/2 mill ($0.50 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) for 5 years in order to fund fire and rescue operations for the Township. The estimated first year revenue from this tax was $37,100.[1]

The second proposal authorized the Township of Bear Lake to increase property taxes by 1/4 mill ($0.25 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) for 5 years in order to fund fire fighting and emergency response equipment. The estimated first year revenue from this tax was $18,550.

Measure 1

The following are election results for the measure:

Bear Lake Township Fire Levy Renewal Proposal 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 538 61.35%
No33938.65%

Results via Manistee County, Official Results November 6, 2012 Election

Measure 2

The following are election results for the measure:

Bear Lake Township Fire Levy Renewal Proposal 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 525 60.28%
No34639.72%

Results via Manistee County, Official Results November 6, 2012 Election

Text of measure

Language on the ballot for the first proposal:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall Bear Lake Township, Manistee County, Michigan, increase the constitutional limitation on the total amount of general ad valorem taxes imposed upon real and tangible personal property for all purposes in Bear Lake Township, Manistee County, Michigan, by an additional one-half (1/2) mill ($0.50 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) and levy an additional one-half (1/2) mill ($0.50 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of five (5) years (2013-2017, inclusive) for Township fire and rescue operations? (This is a renewal of the one-half (1/2) mill for Township Fire and rescue operations which expired in 2012; if approved, it is estimated that the revenue generated by this proposal in the first year would be $37,100.00.)

YES

NO

Language on the ballot for the second proposal:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall Bear Lake Township, Manistee County, Michigan, increase the constitutional limitation on the total amount of general ad valorem taxes imposed upon real and tangible personal property for all purposes in Bear Lake Township, Manistee County, Michigan, by an additional one-quarter (1/4) mill ($0.25 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) and levy an additional one-quarter (1/4) mill ($0.25 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of five (5) years (2013-2017, inclusive) for fire fighting and emergency response equipment acquisition and operating purposes?

(This is a renewal of the one quarter (1/4) mill fire fighting and emergency response equipment acquisition and operating purposes which expired in 2012; if approved, it is estimated that the revenue generated by this proposal in the first year would be $18,550.00)

YES

NO[1]


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