A Pittsfield Township Safety Levy Increase measure will be on the May 3, 2011 ballot in the township of Pittsfield which is in Washtenaw County.
This measure seeks to increase the current safety levy by a rate of $1.95 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further ten years in order to help pay for operational costs of the Department of Public Safety in the township.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|| Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on the taxable property within the Charter Township of Pittsfield be increased in an amount not to exceed 1.95 mills ($1.95 on each $1,000.00 of taxable value) for a period of 10 years, beginning in the year 2012 and ending in the year 2021, inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds to the Department of Public Safety for operating expenses; for sworn police officers, firefighters and support personnel; for replacement and additional fire apparatus; for capital requirements, including equipment acquisition; and for related program support for the Department of Public Safety? It is estimated that 1.95 mills would raise approximately $3,300,000 when first levied in 2012.