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Jerome Township Fire Levy Renewals, 2 (August 2012)

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Two Jerome Township Fire Levy Renewal measures were on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Jerome, which is in Midland County.

Both measures were approved

The first measure sought to renew the current fire operations levy which is set at a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further six years in order to continue to pay for fire department operational costs in the township.

  • YES 526 (69.3%)Approveda
  • NO 233 (30.7%)

The second measure sought to renew the current fire equipment levy which is set at a rate of $.50 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further six years in order to continue to pay for fire equipment and building maintenance costs in the township.[1]

  • YES 423 (56.3%)Approveda
  • 'NO 329 (43.8%)[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Proposition 1: Shall the Township of Jerome, Midland County, Michigan renew the existing millage and add additional millage to the previously voted increase in the limitation on the total amount of general ad valorem taxes which may be imposed for all purposes upon real and personal property in the Township, as provided in Article 9, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, as amended, which last resulted in a levy of 0.9968 mill ($0.9968 per $1,000.00) of the taxable valuation of such property as finally equalized, to a total levy of one (1) mill ($1.00 per $1,000.00) of taxable valuation as finally equalized, for a period of six (6) years (2012 through 2017, inclusive), which levy would provide estimated revenues to the Township of $137,142.05 in its first calendar year if approved and levied, for the purpose of continuing to provide for the operation and maintenance of fire protection services to the residents of Jerome Township and to provide funds for replacement and addition of fire protection equipment?

Proposition 2: Shall the Township of Jerome, Midland County, Michigan renew the existing millage and add additional millage to the previously voted increase in the limitation on the total amount of general ad valorem taxes which may be imposed for all purposes upon real and personal property in the Township, as provided in Article 9, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, as amended, which last resulted in a levy of 0.4984 mill ($0.4984 per $1,000.00) of the taxable valuation of such property as finally equalized, to a total levy of one-half (.5) mill ($0.50 per $1,000.00) of taxable valuation as finally equalized, for a period of six (6) years (2012 through 2017, inclusive), which levy would provide estimated revenues to the Township of $68,571.03 in its first calendar year if approved and levied, for the purpose of continuing to provide funding for replacement and addition of fire protection equipment and buildings?[3]

References

  1. Midland County Clerk, Current Election Information
  2. Midland County Elections, August Election Results
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.