A Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire District Levy Increase measure will be on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the Suttons Bay-Bingham fire district area, which is in Leelanau County.
This measure seeks to increase the current district levy by a rate of $2.30 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of three years in order to further pay for operational and maintenance costs of fire and ambulance services in the district.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|| Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be imposed on taxable property within the territorial limits of the Suttons Bay - Bingham Fire & Rescue Authority (Suttons Bay Township and Bingham Township), County of Leelanau, State of Michigan be increased by up to two dollars and thirty cents ($2.30) per thousand dollars ($1,000) (2.3 mills) of the taxable value on all taxable property within the territorial limits of the Authority for three (3) years, 2013 through 2015 inclusive, for the purpose of providing funds for equipping, operating, and maintaining fire/rescue and ambulance services within the territorial limits of the Authority, and shall the Suttons Bay - Bingham Fire & Rescue Authority Board be authorized to levy such millage for these purposes? If approved and levied in its entirety, it is estimated that the 2.3 mills would raise $894,909 for the Authority when first levied in 2013.