Merrill Township Levy Increase Proposal (November 2012)

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A Merrill Township Levy Increase proposal was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Newaygo County, which is in Michigan, where it was defeated.

If approved, this proposal would have authorized the Township of Merrill to increase property taxes by up to 0.5 mill ($0.50 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) for 4 years in order to fund Medical First Responder Services. The estimated first year revenue from this tax is $10,831.00.[1]

Election results

Merrill Township Tax Levy Prop.
Defeatedd No16159.85%
Yes 108 40.15%

Election results from Newaygo County Election Results (dead link)'

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall Merrill Township impose an increase of up to 0.5 mill ($0.50 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for 4 years, 2012 through 2015 inclusive, for Medical First Responder Services, which 0.5 mill increase will raise an estimated $10,831.00 in the first year the millage is levied?[1][2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Newaygo County Elections, Ballot Information
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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