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Laketown Township General Levy Renewal (August 2012)

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A Laketown Township General Levy Renewal measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Laketown, which is in Allegan County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 642 (66.12%)Approveda
  • NO 329 (33.88%)[1]

This measure sought to renew the current general use levy which is set at a rate of $2 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further two years in order to continue to pay for fire equipment needs, road repair projects and drain maintenance costs in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall an expiring increase in property taxes be renewed for two (2) years, 2012 and 2013, inclusive, in the amount of 2.0 mills ($2.00 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation) for all property in the Township, above the 15 mill tax limitation imposed by Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution, to provide operating funds and equipment and apparatus acquisition funds for the Fire Department; to provide funds for the repair, construction, reconstruction and/or blacktopping of roads and bicycle paths in the Township; and to provide funds for the repair and maintenance of drains in the Township; and shall the Township be authorized to levy the tax? The estimated revenue the Township will collect if the millage is approved and levied in the 2012 calendar year is approximately $655,473.[3]

References

  1. Allegan County Elections, August Election Results
  2. Allegan county Elections, August Proposal List
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.