Ontwa Township Fire Levy Renewal (August 2012)

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An Ontwa Township Fire Levy Renewal measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township Ontwa, which is in Cass County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 766 Approveda
  • NO 312[1]

This measure sought to renew the current fire levy which is set at a rate of $2 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further four years in order to continue to pay for fire operation and maintenance costs in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the constitutional limitation on the total amount of taxes which may be levied each year upon all property in the Township of Ontwa, Cass County, Michigan be increased in an amount of not to exceed two (2) mills ($2.00) per $1,000.00 of taxable valuation in the Township for a period of four (4) years, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 inclusive, such increase being a renewal of the millage approved at an election held on August 5, 2008, with one (1) mill of said two (2) mills being allocated to the purpose of providing fire services, included, but not limited to the maintenance and operation of the Edwardsburg Fire Department, and the purchase & housing of fire apparatus & equipment, and with one (1) mill being allocated to the Edwardsburg Ambulance Services, included, but not limited to the maintenance and operation of the ambulance department and to the purchase & housing of ambulances & ambulance apparatus and equipment; and shall the township levy and collect a tax on all property in the township in said amount, for said period of time and for said purposes, which increase in millage will raise in the first year of such levy an estimated $447,114.04 or $223,557.02 for each of said services?[3]


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