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Galien Township Fire Levy Renewal (August 2012)

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A Galien Township Fire Levy Renewal measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Galien, which is in Berrien County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 92 Approveda
  • NO 36[1]

This measure sought to renew the current fire levy which is set at a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further five years in order to continue to pay for fire protection services in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

In support of the Galien Township Fire Department’s continued operation and acquisition of fire-fighting vehicles and related equipment, shall the limitation on the total amount of taxes which may be assessed against the taxable valuation of all property in the Township of Galien liable for taxation, including that land lying in the Village of Galien, be set at one mill ($1.00 per each $1,000 of taxable valuation, as equalized). The above said millage rate represents renewal of the permanently reduced millage of nine thousand eight hundred thirty-six ten thousandths of one mill ($.9836 cents per $1,000.00 taxable valuation, as equalized) and new millage of one hundred sixty-four ten thousandths of one mill ($.0164 cents per $1,000.00 of taxable valuation, as equalized). The authorization to levy said millage is for a period of five (5) years, being the years of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. It is estimated that the amount of revenue to be generated from the total millage in the first year of levy (2013) will be approximately $42,643.00 of which approximately $699.00 is generated from the new (additional) millage.[3]


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