Ingham Unincorporated Areas Police Assessment District Creation, 13 (November 2010)

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Thirteen townships hade a Ingham Unincorporated Areas Police Assessment District Creation measure on their November 2, 2010 ballot in thirteen townships, which are in Ingham County.

Twelve of the thirteen townships defeated this measure, only Williamstown approved it.[1]

This measure asked residents in the 13 townships which are unincorporated in the county, if they wanted to create a police assessment district which would have provided primary law enforcement services to the residents in the district area. [2] Each township proposed different means to pay for the police services, the townships of Aurelius, Bunker Hill, Ingham, Leroy, Leslie, Locke, Onondaga, Stockbridge, Vevay, White Oak and Williamstown would have charged assessment fees of $150 a year. Where as the townships of Alaiedon and Wheatfield decided to increase their property taxes by 1 mill and 1.56 mills to pay for police services. It was expected that around $2.1 million a year would have been raised if all these measures had been approved by residents. This measure was not dependent on the other townships, only those which approve their measure will have the police services offered.[3]

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