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Coloma Township Safety & Road Levy Renewals, 2 (August 2012)

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Two Coloma Township Safety & Road Levy Renewal measures were on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Coloma, which is in Berrien County.

Both measure were approved

The first measure sought to renew the current safety levy which is set at a rate of $4.75 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further four years in order to continue to pay for police and fire protection services in the township.

  • YES 419 Approveda
  • NO 260

The second measure sought to renew the current road levy which is set at a rate of $1.25 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further four years in order to continue to pay for road repair and improvement projects in the township.[1]

  • YES 428 Approveda
  • NO 252[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.

Proposition I: Shall the expired previous voted increase in the tax limitations imposed under Article IX, Sec 6 of the Michigan Constitution and the Charter Township Act in the Charter Township of Coloma, be set at 4.75 mills ($4.75 per $1,000 of taxable valuation as equalized). The above said millage represents a renewal of 4.6986 mills ($4.6986 per $1,000 of taxable valuation, as equalized) by the required millage rollbacks and a new millage of .0514 ($.0514 per $1,000.00 of taxable valuation, as equalized). The authorization is for a period of four (4), 2012 through 2015 inclusive, for equipment and general operating expenses for fire protection and police protection. The revenue generated from the total millage in the first year will be approximately $887,280.30 of which $9,601.30 is generated from the new millage.

Proposition II: Shall the expired previous voted increases in the tax limitations imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution and the Charter Township Act in the Charter Township of Coloma, be set at 1.25 mills ($1.25 per $1000 of taxable valuation, as equalized). The above said millage represents a renewal of 1.2364 ($1.2364 per $1000 of taxable valuation, as equalized) by the required millage rollbacks and a new millage of .0136 ($.0136 per $1000 of taxable valuation, as equalized). The authorization is for a period of four (4) years, 2012 through 2015 inclusive, for equipment and general operating expenses for road maintenance and improvements. The estimated revenue generated from the total millage in the first year will be approximately $233,494.81 of which $2,540.42 is generated from the new millage.

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