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Vicksburg Community School District Operating Tax Levy Proposal (May 2013)

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A Vicksburg Community School District Operating Tax Levy proposal was approved on the May 7, 2013, election ballot in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties, which are in Michigan.

This measure authorized the Vicksburg Community School District to impose an operating property tax levy of 18.5 mills ($18.5 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) for 5 years. 18 mills of this tax is a continuation of an expiring tax levy and the remaining 0.5 mill is an increase in taxes to restore revenue lost through mandatory rollback reductions. The estimated first year revenue from this tax is $1,575,000.[1]

Election results

Vicksburg School Proposal
County: Yes No
Votes  % Votes  %
Kalamazoo County 958 72.52% 363 27.48%
St. Jospeh County 14 73.68% 5 26.32%
Totals: 972 72.54% 368 27.46%
These election results are from the Kalamazoo County election results from Election Magic and the St. Joseph County elections office.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance. The remaining 0.5 mill is only available to be levied to restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the "Headlee" amendment to the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and will only be levied to the extent necessary to restore that reduction.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Vicksburg Community Schools, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18.5 mills ($18.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2013 to 2017, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes (18 mills of the above is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2012 tax levy and 0.5 mill is an increase of millage which will be levied only to the extent necessary to restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963); the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2013 is approximately $1,575,000?[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Michigan SoS Public Ballot Search
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.