Sylvan Township Debt Levy Increase (August 2012)

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

This measure sought to increase the current debt levy to one set at a rate of $4.40 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of twenty years in order to further pay for debts in the township to the county and the county treasurer. It passed, after a recount upheld the narrow 7 vote margin[1].

Election results

Sylvan Debt Levy Increase
Approveda Yes 480 50.37%

Election Results from: Washtenaw County Election Results (dead link)

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limitation upon the total amount of general ad valorem taxes imposed upon real and tangible personal property for all purposes in any one year under the Michigan Constitution be increased in the Township of Sylvan, Washtenaw County, Michigan, by 4.40 mills (which is equal to $4.40 per $1,000 of taxable value of all such property) for a period of twenty (20) years, 2013 through 2032, inclusive, for the purpose of paying the Township’s $9,775,000.00 obligation to Washtenaw County and $1,213,000.00 to the Washtenaw County Treasurer? The amount of revenue the Township will collect if that millage is approved and levied by the Township in the first year is estimated to be $780,263.90. The proposed millage is a new additional millage, the revenue from which would be disbursed to the County of Washtenaw.[2][3]


  1. Judge-ordered Sylvan Township millage recount upholds vote,, Oct 16, 2012.
  2. Washtenaw County Clerk, August Proposal List
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.