Springfield Township Levy Renewals, 3 (May 2012)

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Three Springfield Township Levy Renewal measures were on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the township of Springfield which is in Kalkaska County.

All three measures were approved

The first measure sought to renew the current ambulance levy which is set at a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of four years in order to continue to pay for maintenance and operational costs of ambulance services in the township.

  • YES 16 Approveda
  • NO 12

The second measure sought to renew the current general levy which is set at a rate of $.30 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further four years in order to continue to pay for general township needs.

  • YES 17 Approveda
  • NO 11

The third measure sought to renew the current fire levy which is set at a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further four years in order to continue to pay for fire protection services in the township.[1]

  • YES 16 Approveda
  • NO 12 [2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Proposition 1: Shall the constitutional limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Township of Springfield, County of Kalkaska, State of Michigan be increased by up to one dollar ($1.00) per thousand dollars ($1,000) (1 mill) of the taxable value on all taxable property in the township for four (4) years, 2012 through 2015 inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for the maintenance and operation of the ambulance service, and shall the Township levy such millage for these purposes? If approved and levied in its entirety, it is estimated that the 1 mill would raise an estimated $38,434 for the township when first levied in 2012.

Proposition 2: Shall the constitutional limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Township of Springfield, County of Kalkaska, State of Michigan be increased by up to thirty cents ($.30) per thousand dollars ($1,000) (.3 mills) of the taxable value on all taxable property in the township for four (4) years, 2012 through 2015 inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for general township operations, and shall the Township levy such millage for this purpose? If approved and levied in its entirety, it is estimated that the .3 mills would raise an estimated $11,530 for the township when first levied in 2012.

Proposition 3: Shall the constitutional limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Township of Springfield, County of Kalkaska, State of Michigan be increased by up to one dollar ($1.00) per thousand dollars ($1,000) (1 mill) of the taxable value on all taxable property in the township for four (4) years, 2012 through 2015 inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for fire protection, and shall the Township levy such millage for this purpose? If approved and levied in its entirety, it is estimated that the 1 mill would raise an estimated $38,434 for the township when first levied in 2012.[3]

References

  1. Michigan Secretary of State, Public Ballot
  2. Traverse City Record-Eagle, "Regional election results," May 8, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.