Big Rapids Township Fire Levy Renewal (August 2012)

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A Big Rapids Township Fire Levy Renewal measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Big Rapids, which is in Mecosta County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 465 (71.87%)Approveda
  • NO 182 (28.13%)[1]

This measure sought to renew the current fire levy which is set at a rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further six years in order to continue to pay for fire and rescue services in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

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

Shall the previously voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution on general ad valorem taxes within the Township of Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan, be renewed at 1 ½ mills ($1.50 on each $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) for a period of six years, 2012 to 2017 inclusive, to provide funds for Fire-Rescue Department purposes, and shall the Township levy such renewal in millage for said purposes, thereby raising in the 2012 calendar year an estimated $200,000.00?