Muskegon County Museum Levy Renewal (May 2011)

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A Muskegon County Museum Levy Renewal measure was on the May 3, 2011 ballot in Muskegon County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 7,503 Approveda
  • NO 3,285[1]

This measure sought to renew the current museum levy which is set at a rate of $.32 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further ten years in order to help pay for operational and maintenance costs of the museums in the county.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the millage previously authorized by Muskegon County voters in 2001 for the purpose of providing funds to be appropriated for the operation, maintenance and continuing development of the Muskegon County Museum doing business as the Lakeshore Museum Center and it’s properties, including without limitation the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, the Scolnik House of the Depression Era, the Firebarn Museum, and the Michigan Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing, be renewed and continued (and the constitutional limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in the County of Muskegon continue to be increased) by an amount not to exceed the rate of .325 of a mill, the same being 32-1/2 cents on each one thousand dollars of taxable value of said property, for a period of ten (10) years, being 2011 through 2020, inclusive? This is a renewal of the previously authorized millage, which, if approved and levied in its entirety on December 1, 2011, would raise an estimated $1,500,000.[3]


  1. Muskegon County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Muskegon County Clerk, County Museum Proposal
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.