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Dexter Township Fire & Police Levy Measures, 2 (May 2011)

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Two Dexter Township Fire & Police Levy Measures were on the May 3, 2011 ballot in the township of Dexter which is in Washtenaw County.

Both measures were approved

The first measure sought to increase the current fire levy by a rate of $1.70 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further six years in order to help pay for fire and emergency services offered in the township.

  • YES 812 (70.61%)Approveda
  • NO 338 (29.39%)

The second measure sought to renew the current police levy which is set at a rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further three years in order to help pay for police services, vehicle maintenance and other services as needed.[1]

  • YES 846 (73.06%)Approveda
  • NO 312 (26.94%)[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Fire Millage: Shall Dexter Township impose an increase of up to 1.7 mills ($1.70 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for three (3) years, 2011 through 2013 inclusive for the purpose of providing funds for the provision of all lawful fire and emergency services including personnel, equipment and facilities, which 1.7 mills increase will raise an estimated $501,553.00 the first year the millage is levied?

Police Millage Renewal: Shall Dexter Township renew the previously voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of up to 1.5 mills ($1.50 per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to 1.4856 mills ($1.4856 per $1,000 of taxable value) for three (3) years, 2011 through 2013 inclusive, for police services, including, but not limited to: Contracting for police services; hiring police officers and related staff; purchase and or lease of police vehicles and equipment; construction, purchase and or lease of facilities for police operations; contracting for dispatch services; and any and all other services related to police activities within Dexter Township, raising an estimated $438,298.00 in the first year the millage is levied?

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