New Buffalo Township Parks Levy Renewal (May 2012)

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A New Buffalo Township Parks Levy Renewal measure was on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the township of New Buffalo which is in Berrien County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 279 Approveda
  • NO 59[1]

This measure sought to renew the current parks levy which is set at a rate of $.24 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further five years in order to continue to pay for park and recreation maintenance and operational costs.[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 in New Buffalo Township, of .25 mills (25 cents per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to .2430 mills by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at .2430 mills (24.3 cents per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for five years, 2012 through 2016 inclusive, for park and recreation acquisition, maintenance, equipment, staffing, programming, operation and improvements, raising an estimated $127,974.00 in the first year the millage is levied based on the most recent taxable value.[3]


  1. Berrien County Elections, Current 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.