Benton Harbor School District Non Residential Property Tax Renewal (May 2011)

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A Benton Harbor School District Non Residential Property Tax Renewal measure was on the May 3, 2011 ballot in the Benton harbor school district area which is in Berrien County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 749 Approveda
  • NO 475[1]

This measure sought to renew the current school levy on non residential properties which is set at a rate of $18 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further five years in order to help pay for operational costs in the school district.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Benton Harbor Area Schools, Berrien County, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 5 years, 2012 to 2016, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes (17.8308 mills of the above is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2011 tax levy and 0.1692 mill is a restoration of millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963); the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2012 is approximately $6,638,463?[3]


  1. Berrien County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Berrien County Elections, May Proposal List
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.