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Ely Township Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Tax Levy, Proposal S (May 2013)

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AnEly Township Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Tax Levy proposal was defeated on the May 7, 2013, election ballot in Marquette County, which is in Michigan.

If approved, this measure would have authorized the Township of Ely to join the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority and impose a property tax levy of 0.20 mills ($0.20 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) for six years to fund the operation of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. The estimated first year revenue from this tax is $9,800.[1]

Election results

Proposition S
Defeatedd No18552.86%
Yes 165 47.14%
These results are from Marquette County Elections Office (dead link)

Text of measure

Question on the ballot:

This proposal will allow Ely Township to join the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority, an organization formed to construct and maintain the Iron Ore Heritage Trail (IOHT) by levying up to 0.20 mills. The IOHT will be a year-round, multi-use, 48-mile interpretive trail system which will preserve and interpret mining sites, structures and stories of the Marquette Iron Range from Republic Township to Chocolay Township. Recreational users will include walkers, runners, bikers, inline skaters, equestrians, ORV's less than 65" in width, skiers and snowmobilers. All monies collected will be used in construction, management and maintenace of the trail system.

For the construction, management and maintenance of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, shall the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority be authorized to levy up to 0.20 mills (20 cents for $1,000.00 on state taxable value on real and taxable personal property) for a period of six years, 2013 to 2018, both years inclusive, on all taxable property within the Township of Ely? The Township of Ely's share will be approximately $9800 in the first year.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Marquette County May 7, 2013 Voter’s Guide (dead link)
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.