Montcalm County Police Levy Increase (February 2012)

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A Montcalm County Police Levy Increase measure was on the February 28, 2012 ballot in Montcalm County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 4,085 (49.28%)
  • NO 4,205 (50.72%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current county property tax by a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of five years in order to further pay for police protection services in the county.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the County of Montcalm, Michigan, impose an increase of up to 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, as amended, against all real and personal property in the County, for a period of five years, 2012 through 2016, both inclusive, for the sole purpose of providing funds for the law enforcement function of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department; the estimate of the revenue the County will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2012 is approximately $1,564,000?[3]


  1. Montcalm County Election, February Election Results
  2. Montcalm County Clerk, February Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.