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Solon Township Fire Levy Increase (August 2012)

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A Solon Township Fire Levy Increase measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Solon, which is in Leelanau County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 242 (68.36%)Approveda
  • NO 112 (31.64%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current fire levy by a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of two years in order to further pay for operational and maintenance costs of fire and ambulance services in the township.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limitation on the total amount of taxes which may be levied against all properties in the Township of Solon, Leelanau County, Michigan, for all purposes be increased as provided by Section 6, Article 9 of the Michigan Constitution by an amount not to exceed 01.00 mills ($1.00 per thousand dollars of taxable value) as established by the State of Michigan on all properties in Solon Township for a period of two years (2012 and 2013) to be used for equipment and operation of the fire and ambulance departments within the Township, and shall the Township levy such increase in millage for such purpose(s) during such period which will raise in the year 2012 an estimated $85,000.00 and in the year 2013 an estimated $87,000.00?[3]


  1. Leelanau County Clerk, August Election Results
  2. Michigan Secretary of State, Public Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.