Pine Township Fire Levy Increase (August 2012)

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A Pine Township Fire Levy Increase measure will be on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Pine, which is in Montcalm County.

This measure seeks to increase the current fire levy by a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of four years in order to further pay for fire protection services in the township.[1]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the 15 mill tax limitation on general ad valorem taxes within Pine Township imposed under Article IX, Sec 6 of the Michigan Constitution be increased for Pine Township by 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) for the period of 2012 - 2015 inclusive, for Fire Protection, and if amount exceeds Fire Protection needs, remainder to be used for General Operating purposes. Further, shall Pine Township be empowered to levy and collect the tax as above set forth, which increase will raise in the first year of such levy an estimated $45,000.00.[2]


  1. Montcalm County Clerk, August Proposal Listing
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.