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Lowell City Museum Levy Renewal (November 2011)

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A Lowell City Museum Levy Renewal measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Lowell which is in Kent County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 294 (74.8%)Approveda
  • NO 99 (25.2%)[1]

This measure sought to renew the current museum levy which is set at a rate of $.25 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further ten years in order to continue to pay for operational and maintenance costs of the Lowell Area Historical Museum in the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the City of Lowell, Kent County, Michigan, levy a renewal special ad valorem property tax of .25 of one mill annually (which is equal to $.25 per $1,000 of taxable value) on the taxable value of all real and personal property subject to taxation for a ten-year period commencing July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2023, for the purpose of operating and maintaining the Lowell Area Historical Museum? The amount raised by such renewal levy in the first year at the current taxable value is estimated at $27,677.33 (an estimated $23,774.50 would be used for museum operations and maintenance and an estimated $3,902.83 would be disbursed to the City's Downtown Development Authority for its use).[3]


  1. Kent County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Kent County Elections, November Candidates and Proposals List
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.