Coldwater School District Levy Increase (May 2011)

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A Coldwater School District Levy Increase measure was on the May 3, 2011 ballot in the Coldwater school district area which is in Branch County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,120 Approveda
  • NO 366[1]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of $.97 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further ten years which would go towards the district's sinking fund which is used to help pay for building facility repairs as needed.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

SShall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Coldwater Community Schools, Branch County, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy not to exceed .9744 mill ($0.9744 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2011 to 2020, inclusive, to continue to provide for a sinking fund for the purchase of real estate for sites for, and the construction or repair of, school buildings (this is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2010 tax levy); the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2011 is approximately $764,165?[3]


  1. Branch County Clerk, May Election Results (dead link)
  2. Branch County Elections, May Candidate and Proposal List (dead link)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.