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Franklin Village Police & Fire Levy Increases, 2 (February 2012)

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Two Franklin Village Police & Fire Levy Increase measures were on the February 28, 2012 ballot in the village of Franklin which is in Oakland County.

Both measures were approved

The first measure sought to increase the current police levy by a rate of $.40 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of four years in order to further pay for police services offered in the village.

  • YES 731 (71.53%)Approveda
  • NO 291 (28.47%)

The second measure sought to increase the current fire levy by a rate of $.54 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a continuing period of time in order to further pay for fire protection services offered in the village.[1]

  • YES 745 (72.75%)Approveda
  • NO 279 (27.25%)[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Proposal A: Shall the Village of Franklin be permitted to increase its authorized millage rate for a term of 4 years, 2012 through 2015, by up to 0.4 mills ($0.40 per $1,000) on the taxable value of real and personal property in the Village to provide funding for police services and partially restore the Village’s General Fund balance? Required millage rollbacks have reduced the Village’s charter-authorized general tax rate, from which police services are funded, from 3.5 mills to 2.7248 mills. If voters approve this proposal and if the Village decides to levy the full amount of the additional millage, an estimated $114,847 in additional revenue will be raised in the first year of levy, 2012. Do you approve this Proposal?

Proposal B: To restore the charter-authorized tax rate, shall the Village of Franklin be permitted to levy up to 0.5414 additional mills ($0.5414 per $1,000) on the taxable value of real and personal property in the Village to provide funding for fire protection services? Required millage rollbacks have reduced the Village’s charter-authorized tax rate for fire protection services from 1.5 mills to 0.9586 mill. If voters approve this proposal and if the Village decides to levy the full amount of the additional millage, an estimated $155,446 in additional revenue will be raised in the first year of the levy, 2012. Do you approve this Proposal?[3]

References

  1. Oakland County Clerk, February Candidate and Proposal List
  2. Oakland County Elections, February Election Results
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.