Ensley Township Library Levy Questions, 2 (May 2011)

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Two Ensley Township Library Levy Questions were on the May 3, 2011 ballot in the township of Ensley, which is in Newaygo County.

Both measures were defeated

The first question asked residents if they wanted to be included in the Grant Area District Library and pay a portion of the bond which the library received in 2006 which would amount to $.58 per $1,000 of assessed property value in the township.

  • YES 85
  • NO 96 Defeatedd

The second question was dependent on the first and asked if residents wanted to implement a levy of $.86 per $1,000 of assessed property value in order to pay for library general operational funds.[1]

  • YES 87
  • NO 95 Defeatedd[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the Grant Area District Library, originally formed by the City of Grant, Township of Ashland, Township of Grant, and the Grant Public Schools, County of Newaygo, State of Michigan, levy a new additional millage annually for a period of seventeen (17) years, 2011 to 2027, inclusive, on all taxable property in the portion of Ensley Township presently outside the Grant Area District Library district in an unlimited amount which, together with amounts levied in the other territory included in the Grant Area District Library district, is required to pay the principal of and interest on the Grant Area District Library’s Library Building and Site Bonds, Series 2003, which were originally issued in the amount of $2,100,000, with a final maturity of August 1, 2028, for the purpose of financing the acquisition, construction, and furnishing of a building for library purposes, the acquisition of the site for the building, and the acquisition and installation of equipment necessary for the operation of the library building?[3]


  1. Newaygo County Clerk, May Proposal List (dead link)
  2. Newaygo County Elections, Current Election Results
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.