Ferrysburg City Motor Vehicle Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Ferrysburg City Motor Vehicle Levy Increase measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Ferrysburg which is in Ottawa County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 188 (50.13%)Approveda
  • NO 187 (49.87%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current levy by a rate of $.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further ten years in order to continue to pay for police, fire and public service motor vehicle equipment replacement costs in the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limitation on the total amount of taxes which may be levied against property in the City of Ferrysburg, Ottawa County, Michigan, as provided for by Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, be increased up to the amount of $0.50 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation (0.5000 mills) for a period of ten (10) years, 2012 through 2021, inclusive, to replace Fire Department, Police Department, and Public Services Department motorized equipment, and shall the City be authorized to levy said tax? The estimate of the additional taxes the City will collect if 0.5000 mills are levied in 2012 is approximately $78,692.[3]


  1. Ottawa County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Ottawa County Elections, November Proposals (dead link)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.