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Birmingham School District Levy Renewal (November 2011)

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A Birmingham School District Levy Renewal measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the Birmingham school district area which is in Oakland County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 10,297 (83.41%)Approveda
  • NO 2,048 (16.59%)[1]

This measure sought to renew the current levy which is set at a rate of $7.98 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further ten years in order to continue to pay for general operational costs of the school district.[2] Proponents of the measure noted that no increases would occur so residents will just pay the same amount of property taxes if this measure is approved. A total of $6.6 million a year is generated from this levy currently.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limitation on the total amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except property exempted by law, situated within the School District of the City of Birmingham, County of Oakland, State of Michigan, be increased as provided in the Michigan Constitution, in the amount of 7.980 mills ($7.98 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation), for a period of ten (10) years, from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2022, inclusive, with 7.980 mills of the above being a renewal of millage which would otherwise expire on June 30, 2012? This millage would provide estimated revenues to the School District of the City of Birmingham of Six Million Six Hundred Thousand ($6,600,000) Dollars during the 2012 calendar year, to be used for general operating purposes, if approved and levied.[4]