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Leelanau Township Fire Levy Increase (August 2012)

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A Leelanau Township Fire Levy Increase measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Leelanau, which is in Leelanau County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 584 (76.14%)Approveda
  • NO 183 (23.86%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current fire levy by a rate of $2 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of four years in order to further pay for operational and maintenance costs of the fire department in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the expired previous voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution be increased and renewed by 2.000 mills ($2.00 dollars for each $1,000.00 dollars of taxable value) to be levied for a period of four years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) for the purpose of equipping, operating and maintaining fire protection and emergency medical services and shall the Township Board be authorized to levy the proposed increase in an amount not to exceed 2.000 mills for the stated purpose, during such period, which may raise an estimated $770,592.00 in the first year of such levy?[3]


  1. Leelanau County Clerk, August Election Results
  2. Michigan Secretary of State, Public Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.