Westphalia Township Fire Levy Increase (August 2012)

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A Westphalia Township Fire Levy Increase measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Westphalia, which is in Clinton County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 290 Approveda
  • NO 58[1]

This measure sought to increase the current fire levy which would be set at a rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of four years in order to further pay for fire protection services in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the previously authorized increase in tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution on all taxable real and tangible personal property in Westphalia Township, Clinton County, that expired in 2011 be renewed in an amount not

to exceed 1.5 mills ($1.50 on each $1,000 of taxable value) against all taxable real and tangible personal property for a period of four (4) years, 2012 to 2015, inclusive, for the purpose of operating, equipping, constructing and purchasing for the fire department or any other purpose authorized by law for fire service purposes; and shall the Township levy such millage for said purpose? The estimate of the revenue the Township will collect if the millage is approved and levied by the Township in the 2012 calendar year is approximately $106,700.[3]


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