West Bloomfield Township Parks Levy Measures, 2 (August 2012)

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Two West Bloomfield Township Parks Levy Measures were on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of West Bloomfield, which is in Oakland County.

The first measure seeks to renew the current parks levy which is set at a rate of $.24 per $1,000 of assessed value for an period of ten years in order to continue to pay for parks services operations and maintenance costs in the township. It was approved.

The second measure seeks to increase the current library levy by a rate of $.35 per $1,000 of assessed value for an period of twelve years in order to further pay for park operations and maintenance costs in the township. It was approved.

Election results

West Bloomfield Parks Levy Renewal
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 11,603 77.34%
No3,39922.66%


West Bloomfield Parks Levy Increase
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 8,060 54.26%
No6,79545.74%

Election Results from:Oakland County Elections Division

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure 1: Shall the previously authorized tax levy by the Charter Township of West Bloomfield of up to .2435 mills or less, as reduced by millage rollbacks required by law, be renewed after it expires in 2013 for a period of 10 years from 2014 through 2023? The proceeds of the levy will be used for the support of the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission for acquisition, maintenance, management and control of Township parks and places of recreation. Approval of this proposal would renew the tax limitation levy of .2435 mills or less if reduced by millage rollbacks ($0.2435 per $1,000 of taxable value) on all taxable property in the Township. It is estimated that this proposal would result in the authorization to collect up to $758,789 in the first year if approved and levied.

Measure 2: Shall the Charter Township of West Bloomfield be authorized to increase the levy of taxes by up to .35 mills for a period of 12 years from 2012 through 2023? The proceeds of the levy will be used for the support of the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission for acquisition, maintenance, management and control of Township parks and places of recreation. Approval of this proposal would authorize a tax limitation increase of .35 mills ($0.35 per $1,000 of taxable value) on all taxable property in the Township. It is estimated that this proposal would result in the authorization to collect up to $1,090,661 in the first year if approved and levied.[1][2]

References

  1. Oakland County Clerk, August Election Information
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.