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Bruce Township Police Levy Increase (February 2012)

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A Bruce Township Police Levy Increase measure was on the February 28, 2012 ballot in the township of Bruce which is in Macomb County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 471
  • NO 1,416 Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current police levy by a rate of $2 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further four years in order to pay for police protection services in the township.[2] Currently the township does not have its own police force and this money would have helped pay for those services. A special assessment district would have been created if this measure had been approved.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the constitutional limitation upon the total amount of taxes which may be levied on all taxable real and personal property in the unincorporated area of the Township of Bruce, Macomb County, Michigan be increased by two (2) mills for each one ($1.00) dollar ($2.00 for each $1,000.00) of the taxable value of such property, as finally equalized, for a period of four (4) years commencing 2012 and ending 2015, pursuant to 33 PA 1951, as amended, for the purpose of providing police protection within the Township of Bruce?[4]


  1. Macomb County Clerk, February Election Results
  2. Macomb County Clerk, Bruce Township Proposal
  3. Observer & Eccentric, "MTA official backs Redford ballot question," February 20, 2012 (dead link)
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.