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Benton Harbor City Library Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Benton Harbor City Library Levy Increase measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Benton Harbor which is in Berrien County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 815 (62.9%)Approveda
  • NO 479 (37.1%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current library levy to a rate of $2 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further eleven years in order to continue to pay for operational costs of the library in the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the previously approved increase in the tax limitations imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution in the City of Benton Harbor, of 2.0 mills ($2.00 per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to I .7 492 mills ($ 1 .7 5 per $ 1,000 of taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at and increased up to the original voted 2.0 mills ($2.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for 11 years, 2012 through 2022 inclusive, for operations of the Benton Harbor Public Library, raising an estimated $255,000.00 in the first year of the millage is levied?[3]


  1. Berrien County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Berien County Elections, November Proposal List (dead link)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.