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Merrill School District Bond Measure (November 2011)

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A Merrill School District Bond Measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the Merrill school district area which is in Saginaw County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 489 (58.01%)Approveda
  • NO 354 (41.99%)[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $7.7 million in order to pay for new buses, improving school and playground sites and school athletic fields as well as upgrading technology in the district.[2] Since it was approved, an additional levy of 2.4 mills will be added to the current property tax rate in order to pay for the bond.[3]

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.

Shall the Merrill Community School District, Counties of Saginaw, Midland and Gratiot, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed Seven Million Seven Hundred Fifty-Five Thousand Dollars ($7,755,000) and issue its unlimited tax general obligation bonds for the purposes of defraying the cost of: Remodeling reequipping and refurnishing School District buildings; Acquiring school buses and improving and developing sites, including playgrounds, playfields, and outdoor athletic fields and constructing related facilities in the School District; and Acquiring and installing technology equipment in School District buildings?[4]

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