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Burton Fire Department Levy Increase (August 2010)

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A Burton Fire Department Levy Increase measure was on the August 3, 2010 ballot in the city of Burton, which is in Genesee County.

This measure sought to add a 1 mill levy to local property taxes in order to help with the fire department's budget. Some cited that the last minute inclusion was too hasty, but others, notably the fire chief, stated that the department was in need of the increased funds in order to maintain needed services tot he city. Out of date equipment and old fire trucks were the main problems the fire department noted.[1]

This measure was approved

  • YES 2,407 (59.71%) Approveda
  • NO 1,624 (40.29%)[2]


The question on the ballot:

FIRE DEPARTMENT MILLAGE

Shall an additional one (1) mill be levied against the taxable property within the City of Burton for a period of twenty (20) years commencing July 1, 2011. The purpose of this levy being to provide funding for capital improvements and the operations of the City of Burton Fire Department.[3]

References

  1. The Flint Journal, "Burton residents will decide fate of fire department's funding," May 6, 2010
  2. Gensee County Elections, August 3 Election Results Summary (dead link)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.