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A '''Plymouth Township Fire Levy Implementation''' measure will be on the [[February 28, 2012 ballot measures in Michigan|February 28, 2012]] ballot in the township of Plymouth which is in [[Wayne County, Michigan ballot measures|Wayne County]].
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A '''Plymouth Township Fire Levy Implementation''' measure was on the [[February 28, 2012 ballot measures in Michigan|February 28, 2012]] ballot in the township of Plymouth which is in [[Wayne County, Michigan ballot measures|Wayne County]].
  
This measure seeks to create a fire assessment district and implement a levy in the amount of 10 mills for an ongoing amount of time in order to help pay for fire equipment and vehicle costs in the township.<ref>[http://www.waynecounty.com/documents/elections_docs/CanPropsFeb2012.pdf ''Wayne County Elections'', February Candidate and Proposals List]</ref> The local firefighters are urging residents to vote no on this measure because this was not the levy that they wanted and see this one as hurting the community more than helping it. Noting that the proposed measure would hire an outside ambulance company to provide services and there is no sunset on the levy. The firefighters had tried to get a referendum on the ballot but the township Trustees put this on instead.<ref>[http://plymouth-mi.patch.com/articles/plymouth-township-firefighters-urge-no-vote#pdf-9175586 ''Plymouth Patch'', "Plymouth Township Firefighters Urge 'No' Vote," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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This measure was '''defeated'''
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* '''YES''' 1,247 (16.06%)
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* '''NO''' 6,517 (83.94%){{defeated}}<ref>[http://www.waynecounty.com/documents/elections_docs/FEB_PRO9.pdf ''Wayne County Elections'', February Election Results]</ref>
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This measure sought to create a fire assessment district and implement a levy in the amount of 10 mills for an ongoing amount of time in order to help pay for fire equipment and vehicle costs in the township.<ref>[http://www.waynecounty.com/documents/elections_docs/CanPropsFeb2012.pdf ''Wayne County Elections'', February Candidate and Proposals List]</ref> The local firefighters had been urging residents to vote no on this measure because this was not the levy that they wanted and saw this one as hurting the community more than helping it. Noting that the proposed measure would hire an outside ambulance company to provide services and there was no sunset on the levy. The firefighters had tried to get a referendum on the ballot but the township Trustees put this on instead.<ref>[http://plymouth-mi.patch.com/articles/plymouth-township-firefighters-urge-no-vote#pdf-9175586 ''Plymouth Patch'', "Plymouth Township Firefighters Urge 'No' Vote," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 16:32, 29 February 2012

A Plymouth Township Fire Levy Implementation measure was on the February 28, 2012 ballot in the township of Plymouth which is in Wayne County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 1,247 (16.06%)
  • NO 6,517 (83.94%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to create a fire assessment district and implement a levy in the amount of 10 mills for an ongoing amount of time in order to help pay for fire equipment and vehicle costs in the township.[2] The local firefighters had been urging residents to vote no on this measure because this was not the levy that they wanted and saw this one as hurting the community more than helping it. Noting that the proposed measure would hire an outside ambulance company to provide services and there was no sunset on the levy. The firefighters had tried to get a referendum on the ballot but the township Trustees put this on instead.[3]

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