Springvale Township Road Levy Measures 2 (August 2012)

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Two Springvale Township Road Levy Measures were on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Springvale, which is in Emmet County.

The first measure sought to renew the current road levy which is set at a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further five years in order to continue to pay for road improvement costs in the township.

  • YES 261 (71.12%)Approveda
  • NO 106 (28.88%)

The second measure sought to increase the current road levy by a rate of $2 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of five years in order to further pay for road improvement costs in the township.[1]

  • YES 179 (48.77%)
  • NO 188 (51.23%)Defeatedd[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Proposal 1: Shall the expired previous voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution in Springvale Township, of 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000.00 of taxable value), reduced to 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed and levied at 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) for 5 years, 2012 through 2016 inclusive, for improvements of township roads, raising an estimated $85,300.00 in the first year the millage is levied.

Proposition 2: Shall Springvale Township impose an increase of up to 2 mills ($2.00 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Sec. 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for 5 years, 2012 through 2016 inclusive, to accelerate repairing and improvements of township roads, which 2 mills increase will raise an estimated $170,600.00 in the first year the millage is levied.[3]

References

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