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Ida Township Fire Levy Renewal (August 2012)

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An Ida Township Fire Levy Renewal measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Ida, which is in Monroe County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 646 (85.45%)Approveda
  • NO 110 (14.55%)[1]

This measure sought to renew the current township fire levy which is set at a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further four years in order to continue to pay for fire department maintenance and operational costs in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the expired previously voted increases in the tax rate limitation imposed under Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 of 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000.00 of taxable value), upon the taxable real and tangible personal property within the Township of Ida, be renewed at the original millage rate of 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000.00 of taxable value), and levied each year for a period of four (4) years from 2012 through 2015 inclusive, for the purpose of providing additional funds necessary for operating and capital expenditures which may include the purchase of firefighting trucks and equipment, fire station building construction, improvements and maintenance of equipment and property, and for general maintenance and operating expenses of the Ida Township Fire Department? This proposal shall be considered to be a request for renewal of a millage and, if authorized, the amount of revenue anticipated to be collected in the first year that the millage is levied is estimated to be $162,000.00.[3]


  1. Monroe County Clerk, August Election Results
  2. Michigan Secretary of State, Public Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.