Sparta Recreational Authority Recreational Center Levy Proposal (November 2012)

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A Sparta Recreational Authority Recreational Center Levy proposal was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Kent County, which is in Michigan defeated.

This measure proposed to authorize a new 1 mill property tax ($1 per $1,000 of assessed taxable valuation) for 5 years to fund a public recreational center/complex which was previously authorized. The estimated first year revenue from this tax was $244,685.[1]

Election Results

The following are election results for the measure:

Sparta Recreational Authority Center Levy Proposal
Defeatedd No209554.79%
Yes 1729 45.21%

Results via Kent County, Michigan November 2012 General Election.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall the Sparta Recreational Authority (the "Authority"), formed by Sparta Township and the Village of Sparta, be authorized to levy a new additional millage in an amount not to exceed 1.0 mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) on the taxable value of all taxable property within the territory of the Authority for a period of five (5) years, 2012 through 2016, inclusive, to provide funds for the design, acquisition, construction, equipping, operation, maintenance, and improvement of a public recreational center/complex as authorized by Public Act No. 321 of 2000, as amended, thereby raising as estimated $244,685 in the first year of the levy? To the extent required by law, a small portion of the revenues from this millage (approximately 4.3 % in the first year of the levy) will be captured within the district of and disbursed to the Village of Sparta Downtown Development Authority.[1][2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kent County Michigan Elections, General Election Candidates and Proposals List (dead link)
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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