Union City School District Levy Increase (May 2011)

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A Union City School District Levy Increase was on the May 3, 2011 ballot in the Union City school district area which is in Branch and Calhoun Counties.

This measure was approved

  • YES 94 Approveda
  • NO 41[1]

This measure sought to increase the current property tax rate by 3.5 mills for five years in order to pay for the sinking fund costs of the district.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Union City Community Schools, Branch and Calhoun Counties, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy 3.5 mills ($3.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2011 to 2015, inclusive, for sinking fund purposes to be used for the purchase of real estate for sites for, and the construction or repair of, school buildings and all other purposes authorized by law (3.4961 mills of the above is a renewal of millage for building and site sinking fund purposes which expired with the 2010 tax levy and .0039 mill is to restore millage for the same purpose lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963); the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2011 is approximately $452,000?[3][4]


  1. Calhoun County Clerk, May Election Results
  2. Calhoun County Clerk, May Issues List (dead link)
  3. Branch County Elections, May Candidate and Proposal List (dead link)
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.