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Bedford Township Fire Levy Replacement (August 2012)

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A Bedford Township Fire Levy Replacement measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Bedford, which is in Monroe County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 3,748 (67.67%)Approveda
  • NO 1,791 (32.33%)[1]

This measure sought to replace the current city fire levy with one set at a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of four years in order to continue pay for the fire department operational costs in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the annual tax rate limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) be increased, and shall the Township of Bedford be authorized to levy 1.0 mills ($1.00 per $1,000.00 of taxable value), upon the taxable real and tangible personal property within the Township of Bedford, Monroe County, Michigan for a period of four (4) years from 2013 through 2016 inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds to the Bedford Township Fire Department to be used for general operations and capital expenditures, and for maintenance on Fire Department buildings, equipment and building sites? The estimated revenue for the first year of the levy, if the proposition is approved, shall be approximately $960,000.00. This new 1.0 mill levy is not a renewal but it replaces an expired 1.0 mill fire protection millage, which has been reduced over the last few years to .8980 mills by the required Headlee millage rollbacks.[3]


  1. Monroe County Clerk, August Election Results
  2. Michigan Secretary of State, Public Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.