Gilead Township Fire Levy Increase (February 2012)

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A Gilead Township Fire Levy Increase measure was on the February 28, 2012 ballot in the township of Gilead which is in Branch County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 73 Approveda
  • NO 31 [1]

This measure sought to increase the township levy by a rate of $.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further five years in order to continue to pay for fire protection services as well as equipment costs in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall Gilead Township impose an increase of up to 0.5 mills ($0.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for 5 years, 2012 through 2016 inclusive, for fire protection and equipment, which 0.5 mills increase will raise an estimated $11,724.00 in the first year the millage is levied?[3]


  1. Branch County, Unofficial Election Results
  2. Branch County Elections, February Candidate and Issues list
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.