St. Joseph County 911 Levy Renewal (August 2012)

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A St. Joseph County 911 Levy Renewal measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in St. Joseph County.

This measure sought to renew the current 911 emergency levy which is set at a rate of $.75 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further six years in order to continue to pay for 911 dispatch services in the county.[1] Officials have stated that without the renewal of the levy, emergency dispatch services would have to be cut back which would make the county less safe for residents. This levy pays for a central dispatch service for all emergency services, fire, ambulance and police, without it each department would have to go back to doing their own dispatch service which would be less efficient.[2] It was approved.

Election results

St. Joseph County 911 Levy Renewal
Approveda Yes 5374 72.70%

Election Results from: Gems Election Results (dead link)

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the Constitutional limitation upon the total amount of taxes which may be assessed in one year upon all property within the County of St. Joseph, State of Michigan, be renewed by the County and authorized to levy 3/4 of a mill ($0.75 per $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) for a period of six years, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 inclusive, for the purpose of providing centralized E 9-1-1 police, fire and emergency medical dispatch services? It is estimated that if this tax levy were spread in 2012 it would generate $1,391,645 in additional revenue.[3]