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Bethel Township Fire Levy Increase (August 2012)

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A Bethel Township Fire Levy Increase measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Bethel, which is in Branch County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 129 Approveda
  • NO 121[1]

This measure sought to increase the current fire levy by a rate of $.8 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further five years in order to continue to pay for fire protection services and equipment needs in the township.[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 Bethel Township, Branch County, Michigan, be increased by an amount not to exceed 0.8 mills ($0.80 per $1,000 of taxable value) under the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy said increase for 5 years, 2012 through 2016 inclusive, for fire protection and equipment; which 0.8 mills increase will raise approximately $26,000.00 in the first year the millage is levied?[3]


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