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St. Joseph County Aging Commission Levy Renewal (August 2012)

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A St. Joseph County Aging Levy Renewal measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in St. Joseph County.

This measure sought to renew the current aging commission levy which is set at a rate of $.75 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further six years in order to continue to pay for senior services provided for by the Commission on Aging in the county.[1] Officials have stated that without the renewal of this levy, many of the programs which are in place to aid senior residents would have to be cut back or eliminated. Officials also stated that more of the county population is above the age of 62, so more services may be required for those residents.[2] It was approved.

Election results

St. Joseph County Aging Levy Renewal
Approveda Yes 5422 73.29%

Election Results from: Gems Election Results (dead link)

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the Constitutional limitation upon the total amount of taxes which may be assessed in one year upon all property within the County of St. Joseph, State of Michigan, be renewed by the County and authorized to levy 3/4 of a mill ($0.75 per $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) for a period of six years, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 inclusive, for the sole purpose of operating millage for the continuation of Senior Services through the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging? It is estimated that if this tax levy were spread in 2012 it would generate $1,391,645 in additional revenue.[3][4]