Grattan Township Fire Levy Renewals, 2 (August 2012)

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Two Grattan Township Fire Levy Renewal measures was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Grattan, which is in Kent County.

Both measures were approved

The first measure sought to renew the current fire levy which is set at a rate of $.94 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further four years in order to continue to pay for fire department operational costs and vehicle maintenance costs in the township.

  • YES 427 Approveda
  • NO 138

The second measure sought to renew the current fire levy which is set at a rate of $.47 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further four years in order to continue to pay for the acquisition of new fire equipment as needed in the township.[1]

  • YES 414 Approveda
  • NO 154[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposal 1: Shall the previously‐approved increase in the Township of Grattan tax rate limitation be renewed and levied in the years 2013‐2016, both inclusive, in the amount of .9441 mill ($0.9441 per $1,000 of taxable value), subject to reduction as provided by law, on taxable property in the Township? The purpose of this millage levy is to provide fire protection within the Township, including the operation of the Township fire department and the acquisition and maintenance of fire and rescue vehicles and apparatus and real property and improvements used for fire protection purposes. It is estimated that a levy of .9441 mill would provide revenue of $142,177.93 in the first calendar year. The revenue from this millage levy will be disbursed to the Township of Grattan.

Proposal 2: Shall the previously‐approved increase in the Township of Grattan tax rate limitation be renewed and levied in the years 2013‐2016, both inclusive, in the amount of .4720 mill ($0.4720 PER $1,000 of taxable value), subject to reduction as provided by law, on taxable property in the Township? The purpose of this millage levy is for acquisition of fire and rescue vehicles, apparatus and equipment and real property and improvements for Township fire department purposes. It is estimated that a levy of .4720 mill would provide revenue of $71,081.44 in the first calendar year. The revenue from this millage levy will be disbursed to the Township of Grattan.

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