Tuscola County Police Levy Increase (February 2012)

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A Tuscola County Police Levy Increase measure was on the February 28, 2012 ballot in Tuscola County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 3,619
  • NO 3,773 Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current police levy by a rate of $.30 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of six years in order to further pay for Sheriff road and emergency services in the county.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limitation upon the total amount of general ad valorem taxes imposed upon real and tangible personal property for all purposes in any one year under the Michigan Constitution be increased in the County of Tuscola, Michigan by 0.30 mills (which is equal to $.30 per $1,000 of taxable value of all such property) for a period of 6 (six) years, 2012 through 2017, inclusive, for the purpose of paying costs of operation of Sheriff Road Patrol services, including emergency management services within the County of Tuscola. The amount of revenue the County will collect if that millage is approved and levied by the County in the first year is estimated to be $414,000. The proposed millage is a new additional millage the revenue from which would be disbursed to the County of Tuscola.[3]


  1. Tuscola Today, "State picks Romney, sheriff millage fails," February 29, 2012
  2. Tuscola County Elections, February Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.