Sharon Township Fire Levy Increase (May 2011)

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A Sharon Township Fire Levy Increase measure was on the May 3, 2011 ballot in the township of Sharon which is in Washtenaw County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 290 (70.22%)Approveda
  • NO 123 (28.78%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current fire levy by a rate of $.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further two years in order to help pay for fire protection and emergency services in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall Sharon Township impose an increase of up to 0.5 mill ($0.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for 2 years, 2011 through 2012 inclusive, for fire protection and emergency medical services, which 0.50 mills increase will raise an estimated $45,966 in the first year the millage is levied of which all or a portion may be disbursed to such other local emergency units of government as the Township Board determines appropriate?[3]


  1. Washtenaw County Elections, May Election Results
  2. Washtenaw County Clerk, May Proposal List
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.