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Charlevoix County Parks Levy Increase (August 2012)

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A Charlevoix County Parks Levy Increase measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in Charlevoix County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 2,433 (45.27%)
  • NO 2,942 (54.73%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current parks levy by a rate of $.15 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of four years in order to further pay for park and recreation program operation and program costs in the county.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the tax limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in Charlevoix County, State of Michigan, be increased by .15 mills (15 cents $.15) per thousand dollars ($1,000) of taxable value for a period of four (4) years, 2012 though 2015 inclusive, for the purpose of parks and recreation capital purchases, operating and programs? If approved and levied in its entirety, it is estimated that the .15 mill would raise an estimated $302,777 for the County when first levied in 2012.[3]


  1. Charlevoix County Clerk, August Election Results
  2. Charlevoix County Clerk, August Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.