Three Interurban Transit Levy Renewal measures will be on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the city of Douglas and Saugatuck as well as the township of Saugatuck, which are in Allegan County.
All three areas have the same measure on the ballot, it seeks to renew the Interurban Transit levy which is set at a rate of $.50 per $1,000 of assessed value for further five years in order to continue to pay for transit services offered in the areas.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|| Shall an expired increase in property taxes of .5 mill ($0.50 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation), reduced to .4861 mill ($0.4861 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at and increased to the originally voted .5 mill ($0.50 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation) for five (5) years, 2012 through 2016, inclusive, for all property in the City of the Village of Douglas, Allegan County, Michigan, to provide funds for the provision of public transportation services; and shall the Interurban Transit Authority be authorized to levy this tax? The estimate of the revenue the Authority will collect if the millage is approved and levied in the 2012 calendar year is approximately 63,335.83.