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Manistee County Conservation Levy Increase (August 2012)

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A Manistee County Conservation Levy Increase measure was be on the August 7, 2012 ballot in Manistee County.

This measure sought to increase the current conservation levy by a rate of $.08 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of five years in order to further pay for county conservation district programs. It was defeated.

Election results

Manistee County Conservation Levy Increase
Defeatedd No214452.93%
Yes 1907 47.07%

Election Results from: Manistee County Election Returns

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the tax limitation under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution on General ad valorem taxes within the County of Manistee be increased by up to .08 of one (1) mill ($.08 per $1,000 of taxable value) for the period 2012 through 2016, inclusive, to fund Manistee County Conservation District programs to assist landowners in the protection, enhancement and restoration of natural resources, including invasive plant species control, household hazardous waste collection, critical dune permit control, and endangered forest restoration within Manistee County, and shall the County of Manistee levy such millage for said purpose, thereby raising in the first year an estimated $87,205.[1][2]


  1. Manistee County Elections, August Candidate and Proposals List
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.