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Fruitport School District Non Residential Property Tax Renewal (May 2012)

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A Fruitport School District Non Residential Property Tax Renewal measure was on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the Fruitport school district area which is in Muskegon County.

This measure was approved
Muskegon

  • YES 784 Approveda
  • NO 346[1]

Ottawa

  • YES 97 (67.4%)Approveda
  • NO 47 (32.6%)[2]

This measure sought to increase the current non residential property tax to one set at a rate of $18.50 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further five years in order to continue to pay for operational costs in the school district.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Fruitport Community Schools, Muskegon and Ottawa Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18.5 mills ($18.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2012 to 2016, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes (18 mills of the above is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2011 tax levy and .5 mill is an increase of millage which will be levied only to the extent necessary to restore millage 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 $3,010,402?[4]

References

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