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Wawatam Township Fire Levy Renewal (August 2012)

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A Wawatam Township Fire Levy Renewal measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Wawatam, which is in Emmet County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 132 (76.3%)Approveda
  • NO 41 (23.7%)[1]

This measure sought to renew the current fire levy which is set at a rate of $.27 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further four years in order to continue to pay for fire protection and emergency medical services in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the previous voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution on General as ad valorem taxes within Wawatam Township be renewed at .27 mils ($0.27 per $1000 of taxable value) (example $13.50 each year for a taxable value of $50,000) for the period 2012 through 2015 inclusive, for the purpose of providing contractual fire protection and related emergency services and shall the township levy such renewal in millage for said purpose, thereby raising in the first year an estimated $16,033.[3]


  1. Emmet County Clerk, August Election Results
  2. Emmet County Clerk, August Proposal List
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.