Cheshire Township Tax Levy Restoration Proposal (May 2013)

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A Cheshire Township Tax Levy Restoration proposal was defeated on the May 7, 2013, election ballot in Allegan County, which is in Michigan.

If approved, this measure would have authorized the Township of Cheshire to restore a property tax levy of 1 mill ($1 per $1,000 of assessed valuation), which is an increase of 0.344 mill from the current rate of 0.656 mill, in order to fund general operating costs of the township. The estimated first year revenue increase from this tax is $20,425.[1]

Election results

Cheshire Twp Proposal
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No3758.73%
Yes 26 41.27%
These results are from Allegan County elections office.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

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

Shall the allocated Cheshire Township millage rate of 1.0 mills ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value), which has been reduced over the years by required millage rollbacks to 0.6560 mills ($0.65 per $1,000 of taxable value) be increased by 0.3440 mills ($0.34 per $1,000 of taxable value) to recover the accumulated millage rate reduction and restore the original allocated tax rate of 1.0 mills ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) for levy and distribution to Cheshire Township for general operating purposes for a period of 20 years (2013-2032, inclusive) and continuing thereafter to the extent allowed by law, which increase will raise an estimated $20,425 in the first year the millage is levied?[1]

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