Fremont School District Sinking Fund Levy Increase (May 2012)

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A Fremont School District Sinking Fund Levy Increase measure was on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the Fremont school district area which is in Muskegon and Newaygo Counties.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 1,016
  • NO 1,322 Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of $1.75 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of ten years in order to pay for the school sinking fund which goes towards construction and repair projects in the district.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Fremont Public Schools, Newaygo, Muskegon and Oceana Counties, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy 1.75 mills ($1.75 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2012 to 2021, inclusive, for sinking fund purposes to be used for the construction or repair of school buildings and all other purposes authorized by law (1.7191 mills of the above is a renewal of millage for building and site sinking fund purposes which expired with the 2011 tax levy and 0.0309 mill is to restore millage for the same purpose 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 2012 is approximately $750,000?[3]


  1. Newaygo County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Newaygo County Clerk, May Ballot Language
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.