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Benton Harbor City Public Library Levy Increase Proposal (November 2012)

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A Benton Harbor City Public Library Levy Increase proposal was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Berrien County, which is in Michigan where it was approved.

This proposal authorized the City of Benton Harbor to increase property taxes by 0.2074 mills ($0.2074 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) in order to provide funds for the general operation of Benton Harbor Public Library. The estimated first year revenue from this tax is $24,000.[1]

Election Results

The following are election results for the measure:

Benton Harbor City Public Library Levy Proposal
Approveda Yes 1672 57.56%

Results via Berrien County, Michigan General Election November 6, 2012.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the City of Benton Harbor, County of Berrien, be increased by 0.2074 mills ($0.2074 dollars per thousand dollars of taxable value) as new additional millage in excess of the limitation imposed by the Michigan Compiled Laws section 211.34d, to restore City Charter millage authorization previously approved by the electors as reduced by operation of the Headlee amendment, to provide funds for the Benton Harbor Public Library’s general operating purposes? It is estimated that 0.2074 mills would raise approximately $24,000 when first levied in 2013.[1][2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Berrien County Elections, List of Propositions
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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